Who We Are


The Nobelity Project helps communities in need bridge gaps in education through information and infrastructure. By documenting and supporting education, health, and conservation initiatives around the world, we reach thousands of young people and their families every day. Whether building schools and libraries in Kenya, a bookmobile in Honduras, or planting trees in Bastrop Texas, The Nobelity Project is working for a better way.

 On Screen:  We tell stories of hope and progress to raise awareness on global issues and move people to action. By collaborating with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders and community partners, we make enlightening and motivating films that explore pressing issues and present potential solutions.

In Schools: Engaging students across the US with the issues that will affect their futures and related service learning and social action opportunities.

 In Action:  Working with partners from Texas to Nepal on projects impacting education, health, and the environment. We believe that all acts have global impact and by working together we tilt the world towards peace.


Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the director of the Nobelity Project’s three feature documentaries about global problems and solutions. The latest film, Building Hope, tells the story of The Nobelity Project’s partnership with a rural Kenyan community to build the area’s first high school. His many film festival awards include Best Directing (My Hero Fest) and the White Lotus Humanitarian Award (Macao). The Nobelity Project is commited to Turk’s vision that documentary films are powerful tools for change: presenting critical issues, raising important questions, and illustrating potential solutions.
A popular Huffington Post blogger, Turk is also the author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, including the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with Willie Nelson.

As the Executive Director, Christy Ellinger Pipkin works to bring the non-profit’s initiatives to fruition— creating motivating documentaries and short films, helming educational outreach in the US and abroad, and maintaining oversight on development projects around the world.  She believes that by improving conditions in one community you improve the state of the global community, and by working together we tilt the world towards peace.  Christy received the 2013 International Women’s Day Humanitarian Award from Ten Thousand Villages.

“I am a firm believer that local action has global impact, and that no act is too small to matter. At times global issues can seem overwhelming, but I like to remember when Desmond Tutu told us of a saying in Africa– “There is only one way of eating an elephant…one piece at a time.”

Watch Turk and Christy at TEDx Austin. Both are dynamic speakers and available for conferences, workshops, and screenings. Contact us here.

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