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‘Dare to Be Remarkable’: A Documentary About Life With SMA


This video from therhodeshow is all about Alyssa Silva, the star of a documentary about life with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

MORE: Leading by example: Steve Mikita on life with SMA.

According to Working on Walking, Alyssa teamed up with Animus Studios to make the documentary, and allowed film crews to follow her around Rhode Island for three years. The makers want the film to achieve two things: raise awareness of SMA and to inspire people to push themselves to see exactly what they can achieve in life.

The full-length documentary received widespread acclaim and also won first prize in the humanitarian section of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

MORE: Film encourages people with SMA to reach beyond their limits. 

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