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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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