Steve Gow at did some great coverage of the Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF).

Here’s what he had to say about GO FAR:

The awards were handed out Sunday with some of NIFF’s docs getting the greatest notice. Most notably, the Best Documentary prize went to Go Far: The Christopher Rush Storyby director Zack Arnold. A longtime friend of the one-time paraplegic national poster child for muscular dystrophy, Arnold’s award will surely be gratifying after struggling to tell his late friend’s life story for over 7 years.

“It forces people to look at themselves in a way that (he) looked at the world and say maybe my life isn’t as hard as I think it is,” Arnold told Strictly Docs during the festival about why the film garners such positive responses. “(Rush) was always an advocate for the disabled but he wasn’t the type of guy who’d give speeches saying we need ramps or we need this kind of thing. It was more (saying) try not to focus on what you can’t do and focus on what you can do.”

In a previous post he said:

Go Far

Making its world premiere at NIFF, Go Far tells the incredible story of Christopher Rush, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at seven months old. In his brief 30 year life, he accomplished more than most of us do in our entire lives.

Why should you care?

If you need a reason beyond the simple inspiration to follow your dreams, the NIFF screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and Rush’s family.

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