Map Movie Premiere in Boston on November 10th

A fabulous story about maps, and how a revolutionary, world-changing map was created by Dr. Arno Peters of Bremen Germany. Ruth Abrams and Bob Abramms, a mother-son team, filmed 25 hours of interviews and created this innovative teaching tool showing the power of maps and the effect maps have on our view of the world. The event, sponsored by ODT, is free, with a question & answer period following the 30-minute film.

Brookline, MA, October 11, 2007 --( Love maps? Like a good story? Here's a fabulous story about maps, and how one particular revolutionary, world-changing map was created.

Arno Peters: Radical Map, Remarkable Man was produced, shot and directed by Brookline videographer Ruth Abrams. The film by will premiere at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, MA on Saturday November 10th, 2007 at noon. The event is free and open to the public. All people attending will receive a free world map.

This fascinating 30-minute documentary explores the history of how the Peters Equal Area World Map came into being. The project was a collaborative effort between Ruth and her map-publisher son, Bob Abramms, founder of The movie took six years for them to complete. It was filmed on-location at Dr. Peters home in Bremen, Germany, as well as in Oxford, England, and a variety of locations in the USA. The film includes scenes from the West Wing TV show that featured the map and cartographic critiques that show the tension and conflict that the Peters map generated amongst the cartographic establishment. The film contains the only English-language interviews ever conducted with Arno Peters. Dr. Peters died in 2002, fifteen months after these interviews were filmed. The Peters World Map was a radical map, and as this film shows, Arno Peters was truly a remarkable man. His impact will be felt for generations to come.

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The DVD is being co-produced with New Internationalist, and will have bonus feature contributions from New Internationalist, the Media Education Foundation, Project Look Sharp (media literacy module), the Population Connection, World Bridger Media, and Environmental Network News.

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