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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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Obituary and Memorial Video for Darius Weems

Posted: October 15, 2016

As published in the editorial section of the Athens Banner Herald on Thursday, October 13th 2016:
Three hundred yards of sand separate Darius Weems and his wheelchair from the Pacific Ocean. We are with him – 11 friends holding two video cameras and a bedsheet we found in the back of our RV. Three thousand miles [...]

Friends, Here are the Details for Darius’s Funeral…

Posted: October 11, 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016
11:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church West
205 N. Chase St.
Athens, GA 30606
Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park
3655 Atlanta Hwy.
Athens, GA 30606
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to or
We’re so grateful for all of your kind notes, posts, text messages and calls. It’s very heartening to see what an incredible impact Darius’s [...]

Rest In Peace, Darius Weems

Posted: October 09, 2016

Please mourn with us DGW Fans.

Our beloved Darius Weems, age 27, passed away due to DMD-related cardiopulmonary failure. Concerned with a persistent cough, Darius’s sister, Maroneisha Robinson, helped him check into Athens Regional Medical Center on Friday morning. While visiting with a physician his symptoms progressed rapidly, and he was transferred, unconscious, to the [...]

The first treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been approved by the FDA…and you helped!

Posted: September 19, 2016

Historic News! On the heels of Big Daddy’s 27th birthday, the first ever treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been approved by the FDA! If you’re a DGW fan, then you know we’ve literally been waiting a lifetime to say those words.
Many incredible DMD orgs have ushered in this momentous day. They’ve worked tirelessly to [...]

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 [...]

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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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