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View other events for the week of 3/25/2007
Film Screening: Nobelity
Date Sunday March 25
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorShiny Object
The final day of Nobelity's run!

Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory. 7:00 PM. Admission: $7.00. Advance tickets are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets - the first and only fair trade ticketing agency who donates part of their profits to worthwhile causes. Advance tickets are recommended. You can get them here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/11285


A stunning look at the world’s most pressing problems through the eyes of nine Nobel Laureates, "Nobelity" follows filmmaker Turk Pipkin’s personal journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know. Filmed across the US, and in France, England, India, and Africa, "Nobelity" combines the insights of nine distinguished Nobelists with a first-person view of world problems and the children who are most challenged by them.

The nine laureates featured are Steven Weinberg, Richard E. Smalley, Harold E. Varmus, Jody Williams, Ahmed Zewail, Wangari Maathai, Joseph Rotblat, Amartya Sen and Desmond Tutu. They discuss issues such as hunger, poverty, nuclear disarmament, climate change, African development, education to build understanding between cultures, clean water, global health and health disparities, the ability for one person to make change, and much more.

Content is appropriate for all ages.

We are currently working on lining up speakers for at least the Friday showing. More info to come on this as well, at http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/

A portion of the proceeds go to the Nobelity Project, "a certified education and action non-profit working towards a better future for all of our children by connecting people with reliable information and innovative thinking all over the world on pressing global problems, as well as working on specific well-defined projects (such as construction of a water system for the St. Joseph's Mahiga Primary School in Kenya)."

We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM, although "Nobelity" will screen on 3 days - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance, such as this one), and will have filmmakers out from time to time. Digital projection on to a large screen. Seating is on folding chairs - feel free to bring a pillow or cushion - or even your own folding chair!

You can always check http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/

To get on our email list, send an email to:
sacto_screenings-subscribe [at] shiny-object.com
or, to communicate with an actual human:
screenings [at] shiny-object.com
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 27th, 2007 2:53 PM
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