Friday, May 05, 2006

Nobelity: A Look at the Future Through the Eyes of Nobel Laureates

I was reading Treehugger this morning, and their post about the film, Nobelity, caught my eye.

Similar to the movies Outfoxed and Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, Nobelity is also encouraging communities to host screenings.

The film interviews nine Nobel Laureates about their ideas for how to face some of the world's greatest problems. Here are the people they interview:

Steven Weinberg, Theoretical Physicist. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979.

Jody Williams
, International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Nobel Peace Prize, 1997.

Ahmed Zewail, Femtochemistry Pioneer. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1999.

Rick Smalley, Nanotechnology Pioneer. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1996.

Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt Movement. Nobel Peace Prize, 2004.

Sir Joseph Rotblat
, Nuclear Physicist/Disarmament Activist. Nobel Peace Prize, 1995.

Dr. Harold Varmus, Director, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1989.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Head of South African Reconciliation. Nobel Peace Prize, 1984.

Amartya Sen, Professor, Harvard University/Author, Development as Freedom. Nobel Prize in Economics, 1998.

The trailer gave me shivers. A physical reaction to hearing people speak the truth.

image via Treehugger

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