Project description The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today.
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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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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."
"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."
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.
The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
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 02:
Merton as teacher.
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