Chris grew up in Kenya in a mud house, but even though he was the top student he couldn't stay in school without sponsorship money through a Swedish charity.
He always wondered about this sponsor, a schoolteacher named Hilde Back. So after studying human rights at Harvard then going to work for the UN, he set out to find Hilde, whose sponsorship set his entire life in motion. He'd even named his educational foundation after her. Once he finds her, he takes her back to Kenya, where she's overwhelmed by the community's reaction.
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Director Jennifer Arnold interviews dozens of mullet-wearers who love the 'do along with a handful of hairdressers who condemn the thing. The mullet, it seems, isn't just a hairdo, it's a state of mind -- and as Arnold shows us, that state is probably right up there with people who wear Star Trek uniforms to work.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.