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Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

Anna and Harlan Hubbard lived life as few people in modern times have and in doing so accomplished at least two things that are very rare—contentment and freedom. In a house they built by hand, sustained by food they raised or caught, aided by no electricity or modern “convenience”, the Hubbards, met the world on their own terms and found deep meaning.Wonder considers the Hubbard’s astonishing life of freedom and what it says to Americans today.

Who hasn’t thought “there must be a saner way to live”? The Hubbard’s found their way and this one hour documentary brings to life the adventure of it all.

Wonder is written and produced by Louisville, KY-based producer Morgan Atkinson. He has been recognized for his work profiling philosopher/monk Thomas Merton, the writer/social activist John Howard Griffin and many other programs in a career spanning more than 25 years.

Much of the narrative for Wonder comes from the Hubbard’s journals. Their thoughts are complemented by excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on their lives. Mr. Berry also voices his work. Will Oldham is the voice of Harlan and Katie Weible that of Anna.

“Wonder” is now showing around the country. To follow the project please join our Facebook page

Primary sponsors at present include
the Rivers Institute at Hanover College,
Eleanor Bingham Miller

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Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin

Uncommon Vision: The Life and TImes of John Howard GriffinUncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin is Morgan Atkinson's documentary on the remarkable life of a son of the American South, who became a citizen of the world and stirred the conscience of a nation.

John Howard Griffin is best known as the white man who in 1959 disguised himself as a black man and then traveled anonymously through the heart of Dixie. From his experiences he wrote “Black Like Me”, a groundbreaking best seller that today stands as a testament to Griffin’s moral commitment and a document of one of the more extraordinary events of the Civil Rights era.

“Uncommon Vision” focuses on Griffin’s social activism but will also examine how a spiritual commitment led him from a segregated childhood in Fort Worth to fighting with the French Underground, sustained him during ten years of blindness incurred by war injuries and inspired him during a prolific creative life as a writer/photographer.

It’s an inspiring, entertaining and edifying story. Studs Terkel, one of the great chroniclers of 20th century American culture and a frequent interviewer of Griffin, summed him up thusly.

“John Howard Griffin was one of the most remarkable people I have ever encountered…
He was just one of those guys that comes along once or twice in a century and lifts the hearts of the rest of us.”

Studs Terkel

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Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton

"With grace and candor, Morgan Atkinson captures the diverse - sometimes contradictory - aspects of Thomas Merton's personality and life in this thorough and moving portrait of the brilliant Trappist monk whose writing continues to attract and influence readers around the world."
Dianne Aprile,
author of "Gethsemani,
Place of Peace and Paradox"

"Viewing Morgan Atkinson's film on Thomas Merton proved to be a profoundly religious experience. It brings out so well the paradoxical character of Merton, the monk, poet, peace activist, and spiritual writer who influenced the lives of so many during his short life. Highly recommended."
Br. Patrick Hart,
monk of Gethsemani and
Merton's last secretary

Thomas Merton - Trappist monk, "believing beatnik," brilliant author of books, essays and poetry, all rooted in his lifelong search for meaning. He is one of the most authentic and enduring voices of the 20th century, a man who truly lived the search he writes about.

Now here is the documentary that goes to the heart of Merton's spiritual journey. Award-winning producer Morgan Atkinson spent years researching Merton's work, as well as interviewing Merton friends, scholars and authorities on the spiritual life.

Atkinson's cameras reveal life at the Abbey Gethsemani, Merton's home of 27 years, as well as Merton's path in New York City, Redwood's Monastery (California) and Christ in the Desert Monastery (New Mexico).

The picture that emerges from Atkinson's study provides provocative insights into the interior landscapeof one of the spiritualgiants of modern times while capturing the haunting physical beauty of the geography that both nurtured and shaped Merton.

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Wonder: The Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard


Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin


Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton - CLIP 01:
Abbot James Fox allows Merton more solitude.


Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton - CLIP 02:
Merton as teacher
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