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Hitch a ride with eleven college-age
students as they take Darius Weems, 15, on a cross-country adventure
of a lifetime. Darius has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the
number one genetic killer of children worldwide. Before heading
west, he had never seen mountains, dipped his toes into an ocean,
or even left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. The primary goal of
this trip was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV’s "Pimp
My Ride" to customize Darius’ wheelchair. Along the way,
this colorful crew of characters finds joy, brotherhood, and the
knowledge that life -- even when imperfect -- is always worth the
|Darius Goes West is a feature-length documentary created and directed by Logan Smalley, a special education graduate of the University of Georgia who recently received his Ed.M. at Harvard University in Technology, Innovation & Education. To date, this movie has won an unprecedented 28 film festival awards nationwide. It is best suited for ages nine and up.
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The Darius Goes West "Know About
It" program was developed at the demand of teachers, principals,
and other educational administrators. In every Darius Goes West
audience at film festivals across the country, teachers in all realms
of education -- primary, secondary, collegiate, home schooling,
etc. -- have approached the filmmakers to ask how their students
could get involved with the Darius Goes West project, and how their
curriculum could benefit form the lessons therein.
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