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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “A Whole Lott More”

Ohio-based Lott Industries has made a huge difference in the lives of 1,200 disabled individuals, all of whom are employed within. This film chronicles what turns out to be a make-or-break year for the company from the perspective of five of its employees.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Roast Beef Productions; distributed by Goldcrest Films International

Length: 1 x 82 minutes, 1 x 60 minutes

Premiered: April 2013 (Hot Docs)

Rights available: Contact Goldcrest Films International

In Toledo, Ohio, one company – Lott Industries – has made a huge difference in the lives of 1,200 disabled individuals, all of whom are employed within. For many years, the company was a successful maker of auto parts. But with the financial crisis of 2008 decimating the auto industry, Lott Industries, like many other companies of its ilk, stood to be hit hard, if not completely levelled. This moving film chronicles what turns out to be a make-or-break year for the company from the perspective of five of its employees, and shines a light on the challenges faced by America’s disabled.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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