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“Restraint and Seclusion” to receive Dodie Spital award at the 2015 Picture This Film Festival

by | Dec 22, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories has been selected by the 2015 Picture This Film Festival to receive the Dodie Spital award at their March festival in Calgary, Canada. The PTFF is an international disability film festival featuring films that are about disability and/or films on any subject that were produced, directed, and/or written by people with disabilities. The festival will be held March 16-18 at the Calgary Scope Society, 219-18 Street S.E., Calgary, AB. Times TBD (check back for updates). For more information on the Picture This Film Festival and additional award winners, click HERE.

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INCREASING THE GRADUATION AND COLLEGE MATRICULATION RATES OF MALE STUDENTS BY FIVE PERCENT COULD LEAD TO COMBINED SAVINGS AND REVENUE OF ALMOST $8 BILLION EACH YEAR IN REDUCED CRIME-RELATED COSTS.