On May 19, Dr. Hodes accepted the Christopher Award for the documentary film “Making the Crooked Straight” (Susan Cohn Rockefeller, 2010) on behalf of Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentaries. This is the 62nd year that the organization has given awards to media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Pictures below.
The Christophers is a 65 year old Catholic organization which reaches out to all people with the message:
You have a God-given mission. You are an irreplaceable child of God — with a job for you alone. A healthy sense of self-worth can help you know and fulfill your mission in life. You can make a difference. One good deed may seem insignificant, but may be all that’s needed to overcome some evil. All who work with God change things for the better. Constructive action works miracles. Emphasize what can be done, rather than what cannot. Complaining wastes time and energy. Things improve when more people build up and fewer tear down. With God’s help, everything is possible.
Making the Crooked Straight is available for purchase on Amazon, and is on HBO “on demand” under Short Films.
Also take a look at www.christophers.org
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