We are so honored to announce that LIVES WORTH LIVING has been chosen as part of the American Film Showcase for 2013/14! This is a major cultural diplomacy initiative of the US Department of State. In partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, film envoys are sent around the world to engage audiences and, most importantly, to listen. Please click on the link below to learn more about this innovative program — the films, the film envoys and experts, the countries that were visited last year and may indeed be visited again this year.
“Lives Worth Living” is both an historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement and a biography about one man’s struggle to survive. This hour-long program targets a national audience of 54,000,000 people with disabilities, students at all levels, and eventually, with global outreach, more than 650,000,000 worldwide. Charismatic leaders of the movement narrate the story of a long, hard, and successful drive for civil rights – a drive that brought together a once fragmented population into a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation’s history. The program’s content is essential, compelling, and relevant for everyone given that anyone at any time can become a member of the disabled community.