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Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life (2007)

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The heart-rending documentary Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life opens with the assertion that 15-year-old Darius Weems, a wheelchair-bound, African American young man stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, has never left Georgian soil. To rectify this (and give Darius an experience he will never forget), 11 of his counselor friends from a grassroots organization called Project Reach pile into a handicap-accessible RV with Darius and hit the road, embarking on a cross-country trip from Athens, Georgia to Southern California, where they hope to convince the MTV network's Pimp My Ride series to customize Darius's wheelchair. The journey (which includes stops at such locales as The Grand Canyon; Windsor Springs, Colorado; and Las Vegas) draws the men closer together and gives them a renewed appreciation for life. Along the way, they encounter unexpected help and friendship from such celebrities as William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman and Michael Jackson, and raise much-needed public awareness of muscular dystrophy. Logan Smalley directs.

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This film is based on a true story of a boy that has a disalibty that gets worse over time. One day he decides to go west to bring awareness to his disability and help find a cure for it. Good story A true eye opener

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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A truly heartwarming documentary about Darius Weems, a 15-year old young man afflicted with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and his (AMAZING) friends inspired road trip to California to get MTV to Pimp His Ride, wheelchair-style. Adventures ensue, awareness of this fatal disease is raised, and a fun movie is made. Oh - and a shout out to Pee wee -- There's no basement in the Alamo!!

Diane Wing
Diane Wing

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