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The Nobelity Blog is a running series of reports on the film and education work of The Nobelity Project (www.nobelity.org), including reports from our partner project Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya, and numerous other school projects from our Kenya Schools Fund. The blog also includes reports on our films, including the recent SXSW Audience Award winner, Building Hope, and on our advocacy for specific issues related to a more sustainable and just world for children everywhere.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Short Films for Big Changes



Thanks for a great response to our partnership with A Glimmer of Hope to fund water projects in Ethiopia. If you’d still like to learn more or want to pitch in, scroll down to the previous blog. We've already funded six wells and would like to step it up next year by building a school.

And we already have more great news! The Nobelity Project is proud to announce the digital premier of One Child at a Time, our new film about the Miracle Foundation’s inspiring orphanages in India.

This is the second in our ongoing series, “Short Films for Big Changes.” The first in the series, The Challenge played at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in a giant global webcast from the TED Conference, and is now approaching 70,000 viewings on YouTube.

We hope that even larger numbers will view One Child at a Time, a beautiful 7-minute film which I shot over the past year during visits to Miracle Foundation orphanages, including the grand opening of the incredible Sooch Village model orphanage. There are 25 millon orphans in the system in India, and millions more living on the street, and we share the Miracle Foundation’s commitment to providing the basic rights to which every child on this planet is entitled.

A digital release means the film is available for anyone to watch free of charge. We think you’ll love this film and hope that you’ll be inspired to help us spread the word far and wide about this important work.

If you're inspired to sponsor an orphan in India or just want to learn more, go to www.miracle foundation.org.

And if you want to support our ongoing series, Short Films for Big Changes, you can make a donation to the Nobelity Project here:

http://nobelity.org/new_pages/donate.html


turk pipkin, June 8, 2008

p.s. Thanks to our editor Chet Hirsch, George O'Dwyer and all the folks at 501 Post in Austin for their great work on this beautiful piece. We could not have done it without them.

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People know me from different things I've done, and often seem to remember me from whatever I was doing when our paths first crossed. If you first saw me on television with Harry Anderson or doing stand-up comedy, you may be disappointed in my current level of funny. On the other hand, if you first saw me as that idiot narcoleptic guy in The Sopranos, I could really use a nap, so I'm still playing that part well. The last few years have been occupied by making three feature docs, Nobelity, One Peace at a Time, and Building Hope. All three were produced by our education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project (www.nobelity.org). I've also written ten books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with the very awesome Willie Nelson.