Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Professional Ops

Just found out there is a video available online that I worked on as field producer last year, with Lip Flap Productions out of Alanta. We shot the Atlanta portions you will see here:

Warning: This is very wonky stuff, but one of the most interesting shoots I've worked in a while. It is all about the people who have been impacted by the Olmstead Ruling, a Supreme Court ruling that requires states to provide for the mentally disabled in home, community-based settings, rather than trap them indefinitely in (often terrifying) institutional care.

Many mentally disabled people are desperate to be out of institutions, but often have no way of getting beyond the bureaucracy of it all. Here in Georgia, Atlanta Legal Aid has fought to bring our state into compliance with The Olmstead Ruling, in ways you can see on the video.

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