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Peace Through Dialogue and Lessons from Timbuktu: OCU to Screen '333' Documentary

The Oklahoma premiere of a documentary film focused on understanding the ancient Manuscripts of Mali will show at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Petree Recital Hall at Oklahoma City University.

“333” explores the University of Timbuktu and the various aspects of a nation’s historic success in conflict resolution. The film encourages peaceful dialogue, aimed at creating sustained harmony and tolerance among Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide. The screening is free to the public.

The film is a project of the Sabatier Film Group and produced by its chairman and CEO Michael D. Covitt.

Covitt was an adjunct lecturer at New York University’s Business School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he taught a course on “The Causes and Mitigation of Global Terrorism,” including the peaceful resolution of conflict. He has strong ties in several fields, including global security, new media, Wall Street and the entertainment business. Covitt served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the threat of global terrorism.

Covitt’s journey into the entertainment business began at the age of 10, as a member of the Peanut Gallery on the Howdy Doody Show. He also has managed the careers of Grammy award-winning musicians and worked with Tony and Emmy award-winning performers. He was the executive producer of Rock Wars Company, which produced concerts atop the heliport of the World Trade Center and in the Grand Canyon.

“333” has been screened for the United Nations, government departments and other select audiences.

Covitt will conduct a question and answer session following the OCU screening. For more information, call Leslie Berger at (405) 208-5348.