With so much on our minds, is there even space to think about the 80% of Americans with developmental disabilities who remain unemployed?"
On Monday, November 4, 2013, there will be a special screening of the acclaimed new documentary, "A Whole Lott More".
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The film follows three individuals - each has a different attitude towards work and a different disability. It is an important film about an often ignored issue and powerfully brings to light how, for the good of all Americans, more people with disabilities must be included in the working world. The film recently debuted at the HotDocs film festival in Toronto.
Loreen Arbus, Executive Producer of "A Whole Lott More," is hosting the screening.
Arbus is also the First woman to head up programming at a major U.S. Network and a Disability Rights Activist/Producer/Founder & Chair of “Women Who Care.”
Also in attendance will be Victor Buhler, Director of “A Whole Lott More” and Joan Browne, Former President of Lott Industries.
Victor Buhler, Loreen Arbus, and Joan Browne, who appears prominently in the film, will discuss the movie after the screening.
ABOUT “A WHOLE LOTT MORE”:
Around eight million people in America have a developmental disability. Those who work often find jobs in ‘workplaces’ - coalitions of businesses and social service agencies that traditionally provide manufacturing jobs. In Toledo, Ohio, there is Lott Industries. For decades Lott Industries competed successfully for auto industry contracts, employing 1200 workers with disabilities. With the collapse of the local auto industry in neighboring Detroit, Lott has struggled to keep its doors open.
The film looks at the impact of Lott’s struggles and examines the wider world of employment options for people with disabilities. Our documentary focuses on three unforgettable individuals – each with a different attitude towards work and each with a different disability. The film showcases their incredible resilience and makes the case for greater employment opportunities for all.
Below is the film trailer for the documentary “A Whole Lott More.”
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Stay tuned for the exciting “See What You Missed” video of the event which will include special interviews.