Information on the screening of an award-winning documentary film called “A Whole Lott More” about employment issues faced by people with disabilities.
To honour International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations is hosting a very special preview screening of “A Whole Lott More” in London. You can view a trailer of the film at website: awholelottmore.com Though filmed in America, “A Whole Lott More” touches on key issues that are very relevant currently in the UK. Following the screening is a terrific panel discussion about disability employment.
Victor Buhler – Emmy-nominated Director
Editor of Society, Health and Education Policy for the Guardian
Human Rights Officer, OHCHRBroadcaster and Paralympian (United Nations)
Jess Search – Chief Executive, BRITDOC
The United Nations and BRITDOC present A Whole Lott More.
Disability. Employability. Everyone has the right to work – A Whole Lott More is the story of Kevin, TJ and Wanda, all with developmental disabilities. For them, work is much more than just a monthly pay cheque. It is a chance to be independent, to be included in society.
TJ and Wanda contemplate the future as the car part factory they work in faces closure, while Kevin sets out to join the working world for the first time. Though set in Toledo, Ohio, the questions raised by the film have strong parallels with issues faced by the UK, where over a million disabled people who would like to work are currently unemployed. Are we offering the right support? Can we do more?