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“I’m a custodian, okay. What do you know about a custodian? A custodian cleans restrooms.”

“I’m a custodian, okay. What do you know about a custodian? A custodian cleans restrooms.”


“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Philosopher Kings movie posterIn search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. The film is screening this Saturday, January 5 at 1:30 PM (MT) at the Sherman Theater as part of programming for the visiting Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked.

This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams.

From the producers of the multiple-award winning Flight from Death, The Philosopher Kings gives us the opportunity to learn from eight incredible individuals whom we would never have otherwise taken a moment out of our day to acknowledge.

To learn more about the nature of work, visit the High Plains Museum to view The Way We Worked, now showing through January 27.


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