One Peace at a Time: Basic rights to every child, Saturday

Press release

By on Tue, October 20, 2009


On Saturday October 24th, The Visionary Edge will screen the One Peace at a Time, a film about a messed up world and how we could fix it. The event will be co-hosted by and presented at the Community United Methodist Church in Half  Moon Bay.  

Turk Pipkin’s One Peace at a Time is an inspiring feature documentary highlighting solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Filmed in twenty countries, it includes the insights of Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Physicist Steven Chu, (President Obama’s Secretary of Energy), Dr. Helene Gayle (CEO of CARE, International), American legend Willie Nelson and many others, while featuring the music of Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and more. 

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? As Desmond Tutu reminds him, "Remember the sea is actually made up of drops of water. What you do, where you are is significant. In Africa they say ‘There is only one way to eat an elephant - one piece at a time’". 

Saturday, October 24th. Doors will open at 7:00pm, event begins at 7:30 at the Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes Street (at Johnston), HMB. The event is free; donations will be   accepted to cover the costs of screening. Call 650-207-3440 for information and reservations.  Babysitting will be provided for $5 per child for the evening with a 24 hour advance reservation.

Building on critical and audience acclaim for his film, Nobelity, Turk Pipkin (of The Sopranos) continues his global journey of knowledge and action with One Peace at a Time. While Nobelity dealt with global problems, One Peace at a Time focuses on specific solutions. The goal is to create a virtual roadmap to a better future. 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 Humanity¹s global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon and the slums of Nairobi. One Peace at a Time is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and foundations to reach out and actually change the world.

The film was accepted as an Official Selection of the 10th Annual Maui Film Festival June 17-21, 2009. The 3rd Annual Weekend of Unity & Peace will feature One Peace at a Time as the catalyst for a weekend of individual events designed to bring our communities together in a celebration of understanding, unity, tolerance, peace, and oneness. The Nobelity Project, has set this year’s events to take place October 24th and 25th. 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, their work reaches a broad cross section of people interested in making a difference. 

One Peace at a Time is not only a compelling look at what is being done to solve the problems of our time but shows the power of our choices to make a difference. It is also an outstanding example of the evolution of the documentary form. The most unexpected thing about the film is the humor, joy, and hope that it delivers—it is an inspiring roadmap to a better world.

Pipkin’s closing comment: "Be part of the solution – One Peace at a Time."

Located in Half Moon Bay, The Visionary Edge produces events to inform, inspire, and empower us all to create a wiser, sustainable and more compassionate world.

Running Time: 83 minutes