10th Annual Documentary Series
One to Win: Creative Responses
Sundays, 2 PM, Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business
NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
A discussion session follows each film for those who wish to stay
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Director: Dr. Harbour Winn, email@example.com
For More Information, Call (405) 208-5472
April 1, 2007, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM
Lisa Lax & Nancy Stern’s Emmanuel’s Gift, USA (2005), 80 min
Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, Emmanuel’s Gift tells the powerful story of a disabled orphan from Ghana who rises above poverty and physical challenge to become an inspiration to people around the world. His first stunning act of heroism was to ride a bicycle across Ghana with one leg. Continuing to travel around the world to spread awareness, he has won the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
April 15, 2007, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM
Jamal Dajani & David Michaelis’s Occupied Minds, USA (2006), 60 min
Palestinian-American journalist Jamal Dajani and Israeli journalist David Michaelis travel together to Jerusalem, their mutual birthplace, to interview a variety of people searching for unique insights into the divisive Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In one of the world’s most volatile regions, both of them interview an Israeli soldier about his military training, a Palestinian on Israel’s most wanted list, an Israeli surgeon who lost his eyesight in a suicide bombing, a Palestinian farmer whose pasture was divided by one of the walls being built around Israeli settlements, and an Israeli mother who lost her son in the conflict. While many struggle to find lasting solutions, these two men reach a view representative of those imaginative leaps that defy skepticism. In English, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles.
April 29, 2007, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM
Turk Pipkin’s Nobelity, USA (2006), 84 min
Nobelity follows filmmaker Pipkin’s personal journey to find answers about the future of our planet fifty years from now, and the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know. The film offers a powerful cinematic look at the world’s most pressing problems through the eyes of nine Nobel laureates from disparate fields, featuring such distinguished notables as Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize, 1984) and Jody Williams from the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines (Nobel Peace Prize, 1997). Filmed across the U.S., and in France, England, India and Africa, Nobelity combines the insights of some of the world’s most intelligent and accomplished individuals offering a first-person view on the future.
Admission to the film series is free, but donations help sustain the Institute’s mission. Donations can be made at each film or mailed to the OCU Film Institute Endowment at Oklahoma City University or the OCU Film Institute’s Designated Endowment in the Community Foundation of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Oklahoma City University and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund for the university’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature also support the Institute.