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Plane Crash Survivors Take Their Award-Winning Doc's Call to Action Across the Country
Contact: Marla Stoker, 314-973-5525, whatmattersfilm@gmail.com
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Filmmakers from the Midwest survive an African plane crash and are now taking their film What Matters? across the country this spring to bring their message to the masses. This award-winning documentary is about 3 friends (two idealistic activists and one skeptic) who attempt to live on $1.25 a day, the world's standard for extreme poverty, as they journey across 3 continents. Their adventure takes an unexpected turn when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa and all must fight to finish what they started. The film focuses attention on an issue of global significance – extreme poverty. The film deals with this subject in a manner that not only educates and motivates, it is also entertains.
What Matters? continues its 80+ theatrical, community and campus screening run nationwide in order to build awareness for their upcoming iTunes/VOD release in April. Filmmakers and doc subjects are available for Q&As after the screenings to help lead discussions on the issues the film raises.
The film chronicles the lives of many poverty-stricken families and offers insight as to how this problem can be addressed. The filmmakers' goal is to connect people who need something to live for with people who just need something to live. Parris feels that "What makes the film special is that it takes a straightforward approach to extreme poverty that appeals to both the activist and the apathetic." Parris also emphasizes that "this is a funny, adventurous as well as compelling film focused on an issue of universal importance."
The film features a number of well-known activists including New York Times best-selling author Katie Davis -- a 22 year old adoptive mother of 14 Ugandan orphans and founder of Amazima Ministries and Paul Rusesabagina -- the man on whom the film Hotel Rwanda is based and the founders of Invisible Children.
The team has high hopes that film fans as a whole will rally around a great story so that the film will continue to spread its call to action to audiences across the country. To find out where you can see this moving documentary, a full list of current screenings can be found on their website whatmattersfilm.com. Visit their Tugg.com site for details on setting up a theatrical screening. To host a school, church or community screening or to use a screening as a fundraising event, contact the filmmakers at whatmattersfilm@gmail.com.