Film featuring recent WPSU guest to be shown Aug. 8 in State College

July 27, 2009

Film to be shown in State College on Aug. 8

University Park, Pa. -- The latest episode of "Conversations from Penn State" uses video clips from a new documentary about the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Agnes Baker Pilgrim, or "Grandma Aggie," who is featured in this week's conversation, is part of an alliance with a dozen other women elders throughout the world. Their work around the globe was captured as part of the film "For the Next 7 Generations." The documentary tells the story of how the grandmothers came together to help create a new way of life that they say will bring the planet back into balance.

The film is produced and directed by award-winning television and film producer/writer Carole Hart. The clips in the WPSU-TV show will highlight Grandma Aggie's efforts to bring back the Sacred Salmon Ceremony of her people as well as the grandmothers' emotional meeting with the Dalai Lama.

This episode of "Conversations from Penn State" has aired on the Big Ten Network and will air on WPSU-TV on Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. The show also can be viewed at

Viewers will have a chance to see a trailer of "For the Next 7 Generations" during this program.

The State Theatre in downtown State College will present the full-length version of "For the next 7 Generations" in a special pre-debut screening at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. General admission is $8; tickets are $6 for children and seniors.

"Conversations from Penn State" is a new series hosted by veteran interviewer Patty Satalia. The program offers thoughtful, in-depth exchanges with a broad range of remarkable people. In many cases, their trailblazing work has advanced their field and drawn national and worldwide attention.

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Last Updated August 03, 2009