Lives Worth Living is a documentary about the dramatic battle for the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in America's history. The film traces the development of consciousness of the pioneers who realized that in order to change the world for themselves and all people with disabilities, they needed to work together. This film is an oral history, told by the movement's heroes themselves, and illustrated with rare archival footage. Echoing footage of Martin Luther King marching in Selma, we see protestors climb from wheelchairs and drag themselves courageously up courthouse steps; we watch as quadriplegic activists maneuver their chairs in front of public buses that are not equipped to accommodate them. Lives Worth Living offers us an opportunity to be fortified and inspired, demonstrating how human rights can be won through nonviolent social justice movements.
The Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Film Series is sponsored by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, AFSC, Temple Beth Jacob, NH Peace Action, UCC Peace with Justice Advocates. Admission is free to all.
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