Lives Worth Living PBS Documentary
“Lives Worth Living” is the first televised history of the early fight for disability rights and explores how the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came to life as one of this nation’s greatest civil rights bills. The film is an essential teaching tool for organizations working not only with the disability community but with any population that continues to be discriminated against. In just 53 minutes, the viewer will understand intellectually and emotionally how hard these activists and advocates fought for – and won – their right to participate fully in society without physical and attitudinal barriers.
Since its national broadcast debut in October of 2011, this film has been screened in many venues – The United Nations in New York, The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, to name a few. To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the ADA, the film will be screened in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on July 26th, 2012.
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