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American documentary on disabled people screened in Vietnam

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:56 GMT+7
American documentary on disabled people screened in Vietnam
The poster of the American documentary on disabled people "Lives Worth Living"

An American documentary on physically challenged people has started to be screened in Ho Chi Minh City, and will continue to be shown there and in Can Tho City until March 20.

The documentary “Lives Worth Living,” the first television chronicle of the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, was already shown at 2:00 pm this afternoon at Doi Rat Dep (Life Is Beautiful) Club (91/8E Hoa Hung Street, District 10, HCMC).

The film will next be screened at the Deaf People Culture Club (108 Ly Chinh Thang Street, District 3) and HCMC Vocational Training and Job Provision Center (215 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3).

It will also be on at the American Center (Floor 8, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC), the Can Tho Disabled People Association (91/31, 30-4 Street, Ninh Kieu District), and Can Tho University, (Zone 2, 3-2 Street).

The screening is part of a chain of Vietnamese-American culture exchange events organized by the U.S. Consulate in HCMC and Vietnam’s Disability Resource and Development (DRD).

Audiences will have a chance to join exchanges with the film’s makers, director Eric Neudel and his wife Alison Gilkey, and representatives of the U.S. Consulate regarding the physically-challenged people and the difficulties they face.

Those interested can send emails to thuongthuong@drdvietnam.com or phone (84-8) 38 68 48 58 (#112) for detailed screening schedules and bookings.

The documentary, broadcast by PBS through U.S.-based ITVS as part of the Independent Lens series, lauds the physically challenged people’s tremendous efforts and iron will to overcome hurdles for a fulfilling life.

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