Anna & Harlan Hubbard

HHahCutBrownAnna and Harlan Hubbard lived life as few people in modern times have and in doing so accomplished at least two things that are very rare—contentment and freedom. In a house they built by hand, sustained by food they raised or caught, aided by no electricity or modern “convenience”, the Hubbards, met the world on their own terms and found deep meaning. “Wonder” considers the Hubbard’s astonishing life of freedom and what it says to Americans today.

Who hasn’t thought “there must be a saner way to live”? The Hubbard’s found their way and this one hour documentary brings to life the adventure of it all.

“Wonder” is being written and produced by Louisville, KY-based producer Morgan Atkinson. He has been recognized for his work profiling philosopher/monk Thomas Merton, the writer/social activist John Howard Griffin and many other programs in a career spanning more than 25 years.

Much of the narrative for “Wonder” will come from the Hubbard’s journals. Their thoughts will be complemented by excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on their lives. Mr. Berry has agreed to voice his work. Will Oldham will be the voice of Harlan and Katie Blackerby that of Anna.

“Wonder” will be finished in late summer of 2012. To follow the project please join our Facebook page

Primary sponsors at present include
the Rivers Institute at Hanover College,
Eleanor Bingham Miller