United Nations Screens Lives Worth Living for International Day of People with Disability

Posted on December 2, 2011

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.

Lead up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities continued on Friday with a screening of Lives Worth Living at the United Nations Enable Film Festival. The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 was established during the International Year for Disabled Persons  in 1981. The day promotes the rights of persons with disabilities and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic, and cultural life of their communities. 

Watch the trailer for Lives Worth Living below:


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