Re: [Videolib] Looking for movie recommendations to match the book "Three cups of tea"

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Fri, 6 Jul 2007 13:01:55 -0700 (PDT)

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I would be interested to see the responses. I just read the book this spring and it is a life-changing read, to say the least. I was so sorry to miss meeting Mr. Mortenson in DC. He was scheduled to speak but I had a conflict. A somewhat related documentary is Daughters of Afghanistan. See description below.

A documentary chronicling the struggle for women's rights in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Award-winning journalist and UNICEF representative Sally Armstrong witnesses heroic women fighting for the cause, and the powerful forces that threaten their freedom. Note Special features: Interviews with Dr. Sima Samar, Nasrine Gross, and Habibi Serabi; commentary by Sally Armstrong; bio page.

Christine Godin
Northwest Vista College


Renee Zurn <rzurn@duluth.lib.mn.us> wrote:
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

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

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<div>I would be interested to see the responses. I just read the book this spring and it is a life-changing read, to say the least. I was so sorry to miss meeting Mr. Mortenson in DC. He was scheduled to speak but I had a conflict. A somewhat related documentary is Daughters of Afghanistan. See description below.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <TABLE cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=bibInfoData>A documentary chronicling the struggle for women's rights in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Award-winning journalist and UNICEF representative Sally Armstrong witnesses heroic women fighting for the cause, and the powerful forces that threaten their freedom.</TD></TR> <TR><!-- row for fieldtag=n --> <TD class=bibInfoLabel vAlign=top width="20%">Note</TD> <TD class=bibInfoData>Special features: Interviews with Dr. Sima Samar, Nasrine Gross, and Habibi Serabi; commentary by Sally Armstrong; bio page.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></div> <div><BR>Christine
Godin</div> <div>Northwest Vista College</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><BR><B><I>Renee Zurn &lt;rzurn@duluth.lib.mn.us&gt;</I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">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. <BR>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.<BR>Any suggestions? I've included the publisher's description below to give you an idea of the book's content.<BR><BR>"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.<BR><BR>Thanks for any help you can give me.<BR><BR>Renee<BR><BR>Renee Zurn<BR>Duluth Public Library <BR>520 W. Superior St.<BR>Duluth MN 55811<BR><BR><BR>VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped
that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><p>&#32;

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