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The Nobelity Project Celebrates NYC Screening of Acclaimed Documentary 'Building Hope,' Honors Country Music Legend Kris Kristofferson for His Commitment to Social Justice

SXSW audience award winner 'Building Hope' chronicles The Nobelity Project's construction of the first high school in a remote African community

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On February 10 at the Four Seasons Austin, 40 stars of Texas film and music will join The Nobelity Project's Artists & Filmmakers Dinner to celebrate the DVD release of Building Hope – the Story of Mahiga Hope High School.

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At the event, the Willie Nelson "Feed the Peace" Award will be presented to Kris Kristofferson in honor of his work in film, music and social justice. An all-star musical tribute to Kris will include performances by some of the greatest names in Texas music – Pat Green, The Flatlanders, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Ray Benson, Lukas Nelson, Carolyn Wonderland and the man himself – Kris Kristofferson.

The evening – and all proceeds from the movie and book Building Hope – benefit The Nobelity Project's work for basic rights for children everywhere, including the Kenya Schools Fund, building water systems, classrooms and libraries across rural Kenya.

More information on the event and Building Hope are online at

Building Hope screening at Tribeca Cinemas – Tues, February 5

Director Turk Pipkin will kick off the DVD release of Building Hope with a special screening at the Tribeca Cinemas in NY on Tuesday, Feb 5.

Audience Award winner at SXSW, Building Hope chronicles The Nobelity Project's construction of the first high school for a remote African community. The film includes appearances by Kenyan youth counselor Auma Obama, sister of President Barack Obama, and by Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity.

"Turk is a one-man journalism wrecking crew," writes Dan Rather of Building Hope. "What he demolished was the perception that there are no solutions."

Director Turk Pipkin (also known as that narcoleptic guy from The Sopranos) is available for radio, television and print in New York City from Feb 4 to 8.

View the trailer for Building Hope at:

All editions of the Book and DVD of Building Hope are available at

Media enquiries contact: PR by the Book , Email ( 512) 501-4399 ext. 701

The Nobelity Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to basic rights for all children.

For more info on The Nobelity Project & the Kenyan Schools Fund:


Contact: Christy Pipkin Email 

About Building Hope…


A testament to how happy and decent we humans can be at our best.

– Joe Klein, Time Magazine


Inspirational Red Bull for the humanitarian soul and proof positive that you can help fix a broken world and make a difference in the lives of countless others.

– The Austin Chronicle

Contact: Jette Momant, (512) 501-4399 ext. 701