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Local Road Safety Group hosts film with an important message

Local Road Safety Group hosts film with an important message

2 October 2014

Residents of Penola, Millicent and surrounding districts are encouraged to get along to their local screening of adventure documentary “The Ride”.

Residents of Penola, Millicent and surrounding districts are encouraged to get along to their local screening of adventure documentary “The Ride”.

Hosted by the Wattle Range Road Safety Group and Wattle Range Council, this film has a strong road safety message, detailing the impact of living life with a disability.

“The Ride” chronicles the adventures of four men, three paraplegic and one quadriplegic, as they ditch their wheelchairs for quad bikes and embark on a 5000km journey across the Australian outback to visit the crash sites where their lives changed forever.

Road Safety Group Secretary Dianne Egan said “the group feel that it will be very beneficial for the people of our community to view this film as it depicts the true aftermath of road trauma. The boys are very frank and honest about life with a disability and the impact it has had on their lives and the lives of their family and community.”

“Our group are also strong supporters of the film’s producer, Sandra Cook” Mrs Egan said. “Sandra is a passionate advocate for road safety and was also involved in the production of documentary ’Highway 35’ which featured the students from the Lucindale and Keith Area Schools.”

As part of the films statewide tour, sponsored by the Julia Farr M S McLeod Benevolent Fund, “The Ride” will screen in Penola this Friday 10 October at Rymill Hall at 7 pm.

The film will also be shown in the Civic and Arts Centre Millicent on Sunday 12 October starting at 7 pm.

Tickets for both screenings cost $5, or a gold coin for students, and will be available at the door. Alternatively ticket pre-registration and advice of accessibility requirements can be made at www.theridemovescreeningtour.org.

Afterwards the audience are invited to enjoy tea and coffee and take the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with one of the riders and the filmmaker.

Interested persons can check out the films trailer which also is available to view online at www.theridemoviescreeningtour.org

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