Turk Pipkin’s ‘One Peace at a Time’ showing to benefit Haiti (2/17/2010)


by John P. Meyer

Award-winning documentary One Peace at a Time will make its North Texas premiere at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas on Wednesday night (doors: 6:30). The event is being co-hosted by Architecture for Humanity of Dallas/Fort Worth, and 100% of the proceeds will go to fund their long-term reconstruction effort in Haiti.

Director Turk Pipkin will be on hand to introduce the film, and will stick around afterwards to host a Q&A session. Tickets are $10 at the door, or you can order online through Eventbrite.

The film won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival; it also screened at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and has been named an official selection of film festivals around the world.

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 Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, sustainable design with Architecture for Humanity, and others.

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), Cameron Sinclair (Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity), American legend Willie Nelson, and many others.


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