There is only one way to eat an elephant… one piece at a time.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
One Peace at a Time is an inspiring feature documentary following director Turk Pipkin's search for solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. The film includes the insights of Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Physicist Steven Chu, (Barack Obama's Secretary of Energy), Dr. Helene Gayle (CEO of CARE, International), American legend Willie Nelson and many others. (http://www.nobelity.org)
The film follows director Turk Pipkin's five-continent, two-year search for a better way ahead. Pipkin sought the answer to one basic question: Can we provide basic rights - water, nutrition, education, healthcare and a sustainable and peaceful environment - to every child on earth?
The solutions Pipkin chronicles include the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailand's Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanity's global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon and the slums of Nairobi.
In Bangladesh, Pipkin met Muhammad Yunus, the "Banker to the Poor" whose pioneering work in microfinance has led tens of millions of people out of extreme poverty. "We must be pilots," Yunus told Pipkin. We must know where we are going and lead the world where we want to go."
One Peace at a Time is Pipkin's sequel to his acclaimed documentary Nobelity, which Esquire Magazine called, "Nine ways to save the World." While Nobelity looked at problems through the eyes of nine Nobel laureates, the new movie focuses on solutions that every person can be a part of.
"People are hungry to play a part in creating a better world," says Pipkin. "I hope this film will inspire large numbers of people to accomplish great things in the world and in their own lives."
The film is produced by the Nobelity Project, a 501c3 nonprofit working for a more peaceful and sustainable world. Proceeds from the film support the Nobelity in Schools education program and the nonprofit's development work in Kenya, Ethiopia and elsewhere.
A preview of the movie, the film's title sequence with music by Bob Dylan, is online at:
http://www.nobelity.blogspot.com/ (Nobelity Blogspot)
The film also contains the music of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Cat Stevens, Eric Jonson, Explosions in the Sky, Bob Schneider and The Band!
About the Director:
Actor, writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the writer and director of the award-winning documentary Nobelity. As an actor, he appeared in the feature films Friday Night Lights, The Alamo and Scanner Darkly. On HBO's The Sopranos, Turk played the recurring role of Janice's narcoleptic boyfriend, Aaron Arkaway. He is the author of ten books including the recent New York Times best-seller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with Willie Nelson.
Along with his wife Christy Pipkin, Turk founded the global education nonprofit The Nobelity Project. Turk is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
About the Nobelity Project
The Nobelity Project collaborates with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders to provide reliable information and innovative thinking on pressing global problems and solutions that work. Combining professional filmmaking with a nonpartisan, nonprofit education program, our work reaches a broad cross section of people interested in making a difference.
The Nobelity in Schools Program
Seeking to engage young people with the issues that will shape their own futures, The Nobelity in Schools program provides all of the nonprofits feature and short films, and other education materials, free of charge to every middle school and high school teacher who requests them through the teacher sign-up form at: http://www.nobelityinschools.org
"Right and wrong is not that hard. It's just what you choose to do." -- Willie Nelson, One Peace at a Time
"There is only one way to eat an elephant… one piece at a time." -- Desmond Tutu, Nobelity
For more information, contact:
Christy (at) nobelity (dot) org
Frost Media Relations
kfrost (at) frostmedia (dot) com