- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Speak Up Productions, 2013.
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Originally produced by Speak Up Productions in 2013.
What Matters? (formerly called Give a Damn?) is an award-winning feature length documentary that reveals a powerful perspective on what really matters in life. It is an inspiring story about three young men (an Atheist and two Christians) who journey across three continents immersing themselves in poverty. Their intent is to experience extreme poverty and explore the questions that we all have. What can and should we do to help the over a billion people who live everyday on less than a 1.25? It is a dramatic life and death journey into real physical and emotional tragedy, but also a humorous and thrilling story of courage, hope, enlightenment, friendship, commitment, recovery, and heroic love. It lives up to its tagline of ́Connecting those who need something to live for with those who need something to live.́ Most of us are not able to put our lives on hold to explore these kinds of questions, but these guys have done it for us! This film shows us that everyone can make a real difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Their goal is that everyone who sees the film will ask themselves two questions: "What breaks their heart?" and "What makes them come alive?" And the film challenges them to find the intersection of the answers to those two questions. They have worked over 7 years and traveled 15 countries to make the film. The main characters in the film are currently touring the US screening the film. The film has played in nine film festivals and has screened over 100 times at colleges, churches and other organizations. Awards Official Selection, Heartland Film Festival 2011 Official Selection, St.Louis International Film Festival 2011 Official Selection, Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2011 Official Selection, Omaha Film Festival 2011 Best Documentary, Cinema St.Louis Filmmarker's Showcase 2011 Official Selection, Les Film Festival 2012 Visionary Award, Awareness Film Festival 2012 Official Selection, United Film Festival San Francisco 2013 PovertyCure International Short, Film Festival New York City 2013
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.