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Darius Goes West - Trailer

Watch the trailer for the award winning film, Darius Goes West. Then check out the video below, or the blog to get a sense of the movement that this independent movie has become.

Added: January 14, 2010

Darius Plays Guitar, Drums, and Sings!

In this video Darius shares the stage…well…with himself. He plays all the instruments and dances better than everyone of the crewmembers…

Added: September 24, 2008

Darius Goes West: “Host A Screening Kit” (outtakes)

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Added: August 18, 2008

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Darius Goes West is on Netflix!

Posted: December 16, 2014

We are the proud recipients of one awesome holiday gift…
Darius Goes West is now streaming on Netflix!
You can help millions of people discover the film for the first time by simply adding a rating, recommending it to friends, leaving a comment on Netflix, or by adding it to your watch queue [...]

Happy 25th Birthday Darius!

Posted: September 26, 2014

Darius turns 25 today, and we have a surprise for him. We hope you’ll get in on the fun and help us pull it off…
Our idea is to mark the quarter of century that Big D has spent living life to the fullest by:
1. Trying to get everyone who has seen Darius Goes West to [...]

Help Us Celebrate 10 Years of Darius Goes West!

Posted: June 17, 2014

It’s been ten amazing years since former Mayor Heidi Davison proclaimed July 22 as Darius Goes West Day. Over the last decade, our annual celebration of the life of Darius Weems has grown from a day to a weekend to almost a week of events. This [...]

Calling All Daredevils…Will You Jump for Darius?

Posted: May 14, 2014

What up, DGW Supporters?

So, we’ve already dared you to eat a spoonful of wasabi—just like Darius did in our movie—by taking the Goslabi Challenge. Thousands of you have gulped down this flaming hot sushi spice and helped us raise over $100,000 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) research.

Now we double dog dare you [...]

Save the Date: 10th Annual Darius Goes West Weekend!

Posted: May 01, 2014

Can you believe we’ll be celebrating our 10th Annual Darius Goes West Weekend in July? It seems like just yesterday when hundreds of Athenians gathered at the Courthouse and (then) Mayor Heidi Davison presented us all with keys to the city and officially declared it “Darius Goes West Day” before sending us on our way [...]

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The Movie
Accompanied by eleven best friends, Darius Weems, a fifteen-year-old living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), leaves home for the first time in his life. The rowdy crew sets a course for California where they hope to convince MTV to customize Darius's wheelchair on the hit show, Pimp My Ride. Darius Goes West has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people of all ages all around the world.
The Movement
Darius Goes West is more than a film. The continuing story of Darius, his crew, and the tens of thousands of supporters they have met in their travels can be experienced on this website. This site is continually updated with short videos, blog posts, and innovative initiatives that aim to affect a cure for DMD.

DGW is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

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