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Muhammad Ali Center and KET Announce Free Film Screening

(November 3, 2015)...

Mimi and Dona Explores Challenges of Intellectually Disabled Adult Family Members

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (November 3, 2015) — In partnership with KET, the Muhammad Ali Center is showing a free screening of the film Mimi and Dona on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Center’s auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. While admission for the film is free, reservations are required and can be confirmed here.

Film synopsis: Ninety-two year-old mother, Mimi, has cared for her intellectually disabled daughter, Dona, for 64 years. Now faced with the inevitability of not outliving her daughter, she must find a future home for Dona. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family—and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family.

The trailer for the movie can be viewed here.

About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org

Contact:

Jeanie Kahnke
Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs
jkahnke@alicenter.org
502.992.5301

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