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10/9/2013 12:01:00 AM
Petoskey Kiwanis presents 'Around the World' film Oct. 17

The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey presents "Around the World - One Man's Journey" as part of their 2013-2014 Travel and Adventure Film Series with travelogue speaker Doug Jones on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Petoskey High School Auditorium. This is the second of six shows in the series, which runs until April, 2014.

As a boy growing up in Kansas City, veteran travelogue producer Doug Jones would have had little reason to expect to see much of the world. But because of his father's job he had the opportunity to travel the globe from a young age. Harold Jones was an engine inspector for Trans World Airlines, the legendary airline of Howard Hughes, which traveled the world from its home base at Kansas City.

Doug Jones' earliest travels were to Los Angeles on the Lockheed Constellation; the elegant four-propeller airplane designed to meets Hughes' dreams of transporting passengers high above the weather. As a college student at University of Missouri in Kansas City, he traveled on the Boeing 707's. TWA flight #1 started in Kansas City and went to Hong Kong - the long way around, eight stops and twenty-six hours - a trip he made more than once.

This early exposure to the world was the reason that he began producing travelogues in 1968. Over four decades later, he has produced a visual travel memoir of his forty years filming the world. AROUND THE WORLD - ONE MAN'S JOURNEY is a retrospective of a lifetime of travel by one of America's best-known travel filmmakers. Drawn from over one half million feet of motion picture film, shot on six continents and in 60 countries, the film follows a circuitous route around the world stopping in the best known travel destinations.

Many places were filmed more than once during the course of several decades. The film shows the changes in the world and the changes in photography as well. Highlights of the film include The Taj Mahal, The Kamakura Buddha, The Pyramids, The Treasures of Tutankhamen, The Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, The Berlin Wall, Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, Carnaval in Rio, The Great Wall of China, and The Glaciers of Alaska, Destinations as diverse as Hollywood to Hong Kong, Moscow to Brunei, Tokyo to the Amazon are featured in this very personal film. Doug Jones uses the film to show how our world has changed and exposes the viewer to an amazing assortment of different cultures and nations of the earth.

Tickets for the show are $8 at the door. Season tickets for all six shows in the series will also be available for $30. New this year is also a Flex Pass for $18 that is good for any three shows in the series. For more information please contact (231) 224-6404. The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey has served the greater Petoskey area since 1922. One hundred percent of the profits from fundraisers such as the Travel and Adventure Series are used to support community service projects, nonprofit organizations and families. More information is available on the Club's website www.petoskeykiwanis.org.

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