Filmmaker Reflects on High Profile Screenings of Lives Worth Living

Filmmaker Eric Neudel’s documentary, Lives Worth Living, follows one man’s struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement. Neudel followed up with BTB after his high profile screenings last week at the State Department and the UN.

On November 17th we received a call from ITVS’ Dennis Palmieri.  He said that earlier that day both the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations had contacted him about screening our film, Lives Worth Living.  Wow – what a surprise that was!
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United Nations Screens Lives Worth Living for International Day of People with Disability

Eric Neudel’s historical documentary on the disability rights movement, which premiered on Independent Lens in October, screened Thursday at the State Department and on Friday at the UN.

In recognition of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights Day, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann hosted a screening and panel discussion of Lives Worth Living at the State Department on Thursday. The panel included a conversation with the film’s producers and activists featured in the film, including Special Advisor Heumann.
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Up Next on Independent Lens, Lives Worth Living

The documentary, by filmmaker Eric Neudel, follows one man’s struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement. Watch the video below as Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen sets up the film.

Remember to participate in our weekly Independent Lens film club. Tonight, join filmmaker Eric Neudel and other indie fans for a live chat on twitter at 7:30PM PT / 10:30PM ET under #ILDocClub.