A look at the future through eyes of Nobel Laureates

VERO BEACH — The community-wide, nondenominational Social Justice Film Series begins its fifth year on Sunday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach.  The documentary to be shown will take a look at the future through the eyes of nine Nobel Laureates.  The series is free and open to the public, with no reservations or tickets required.

Award-winning filmmaker Turk Pipkin seeks answers to the world’s toughest questions as he travels across the United States, and to France, England, India and Kenya to talk with Nobel Laureates Steven Weinberg, Jody Williams, Ahmed Zewail, Rick Smalley, Wangari Maathai, Sir Joseph Rotblat, Dr. Harold Varmus, Desmond Tutu, and Amartya Sen.  Pipkin´s 2006 film optimistically suggests that the problems confronting our planet can be overcome through reason, cooperation and hard work.  None of the solutions are simple, but neither are they hopeless.

Critics have called this documentary “outstanding,” “compelling,” “absolutely brilliant,” “stunning,” “inspiring,” “remarkable,” “fantastic,” “gorgeous,” “enlightening,” “thoroughly engaging, provocative and insightful.”

The Social Justice Film Series has previously been held on the first Sunday of each month, but is being changed to the second Sunday as of July.

The Fellowship Fair Trade Corner will be open one-half hour before and after the film.

For further information about the series, please call 772-778-5880.

 

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