[Videolib] Looking for movie recommendations to match the book "Three

Renee Zurn (rzurn@duluth.lib.mn.us)
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 14:09:23 -0500

Hi! Our community just selected the book "Three Cups of Tea" by Mortenson and Relin as our One Book, One Community read for next spring.
I am looking for recommendations - 2 or 3 documentaries and 2-3 features - that would augment the book and lead to a possible film showing at the library.
Any suggestions? I've included the publisher's description below to give you an idea of the book's content.

"One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-- Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself-- at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools"--From publisher description.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


Renee Zurn
Duluth Public Library
520 W. Superior St.
Duluth MN 55811

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