Readers’ Corner: Sept. 17, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Sept. 17, 2008

A documentary about Dr. Scott Kellermann by Alexander Wolfe, a native of Rough and Ready, will premiere at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 on Northern California PBS from station KQED in San Francisco.

People with Comcast or DirectTV can watch the half-hour documentary, “Land of Pygmy, Land of Gorilla,” on Channel 9, Wolfe said.

Wolfe, who is a wedding videographer in San Francisco, said he made the documentary because “it was an opportunity to go to Africa, to enter the documentary field and to work with someone like Dr. Kellermann, whom I respect.”

Kellermann and his wife, Carol Kellermann, both former residents of Nevada City, founded the Bwindi Health Center for Batwa Pygmies in Uganda. State Sen. Sam Aanestad named Carol “Woman of the Year” from the district for her work there.

Wolfe, 23, is a 2002 Nevada Union High School graduate with a degree in cinema. He spent about a six weeks shooting in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Forest.

Gather the Women of Nevada County, a local nonprofit, is hosting a discussion on women’s leadership based on the work of Dr. Margaret Wheatley, co-founder of the Berkana Institute from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24.

If you’re interested to attend the meeting, call 477-7883 for reservation.

“When women come together something wonderful happens: An igniting of passion and possibility, hope rises, determination quickens and our bond as women deepens,” said Marilyn Nyborg of Gather the Women of Nevada County. “In this experience we weave with the golden thread of the divine feminine.”

For more information about the gathering, including the venue, call Nyborg at 477-8080.

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call 477-4230.

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