Join the filmmakers, Overflow Coffee Bar, and Vineyard South Loop for a screening of Give A Damn? on February 23 at 7:00pm. Reserve your ticket at overflowfilm.eventbrite.com.
Give A Damn? is a feature length documentary three friends, two idealistic activists and one skeptic, attempting to live in extreme poverty, on $1.25 a day, across 3 continents. The adventure takes a devastating turn when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa, and all three must fight to finish what they started. The result is a humorous, adventurous and compelling film that will
connect those who need something to live for with those who just need something to live.
Dan Parris (Director/Producer/Co-Editor/Subject), owner of Speak Up Productions LLC, is the filmmaker/activist/goofball whose lingering questions after returning from Africa serve as the fuel for the film Give A Damn? Dan has a B.A. in Film Production from Biola University and is currently pursuing the dream he has had for nearly a decade, to make feature films that will have ground-breaking impact in the world.
Rob Lehr (Assistant Producer/Subject) An offensive, yet delightful filmmaker and friend whose passions include hunting, poetry, and sharing his views no matter how you may feel about them. He has a degree in Business from Missouri State University, and currently resides in Springfield, MO. Rob’s ability to be open and raw as the skeptic of the journey provides much of the drama and comedic relief of the film.
David Peterka (Assistant Producer/Subject) is an experienced activist and traveler with unbreakable optimism. He has his degree in Intercultural and Urban Missions and is developing his own non-profit, ‘When the Saints’, whose goal is defending, rescuing and maintaining the rights of the weak, poor and oppressed, focusing on victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking in Malawi.
Watch the trailer at giveadamndoc.com.
Winner: Best Documentary – St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
Official Selection – Heartland Film Festival (World Premiere)
Official Selection – St. Louis International Film Fest
Official Selection – Africa World Documentary Film Fest