June 29, 2006
Synopsis: A stunning look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of 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 U.S., 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. Featuring Nobel Laureates: Steven Weinberg, Jody Williams, Ahmed Zewail, Rick Smalley, Wangari Maathai, Sir Joseph Rotblat, Dr. Harold Varmus, Desmond Tutu, Amartya Sen.
About the filmmaker: Turk Pipkin is most recognized for his long career in the worlds of books, television and film. The ten books he has authored include the novels, "When Angels Sing" and "Fast Greens." As an actor, his recent appearances include Friday Night Lights and The Alamo, and the recurring character Aaron Arkaway in HBO's The Sopranos. Turk was a writer/producer of "Willie Nelson - Still is Still Moving," the 2003 season premier of American Masters, which subsequently was awarded the Emmy for Best Documentary Series.
Nobelity Awards: Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival
Co-Sponsored by: KPFT