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It’s one thing to take on an unspeakably tragic disease – at age 32, husband and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given 3-4 years to live – it’s quite another to take on a political system and launch a universal health care movement.  A born activist, Barkan transcends bodily limits and hits the road on a Be a Hero campaign, bird-dogging politicians to sway their votes in favor of healthcare reform.  This exhilarating film celebrates the relentless and fierce practice of democracy and the power of personal storytelling as a tool for change. It also won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Nicholas Bruckman
  • Screenwriter
    Nicholas Bruckman, Amanda Roddy
  • Producer
    Amanda Roddy
  • Editor
    Kent Bassett
  • Composer
    Giosuè Greco