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Murals are Defiant and Therapeutic for a Street Artist in ‘PC594: The Art of Rebellion’

Murals are Defiant and Therapeutic for a Street Artist in 'PC594: The Art of Rebellion'

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PC594: The Art of Rebellion

Logline: Street artist, political activist and single mother, Lydia Emily champions human rights on walls around the world as she battles a disease that threatens to debilitate her.

Elevator Pitch: 
Lydia Emily, a political street artist, battles Multiple Sclerosis while juggling single parenting of two growing daughters—one autistic–and making street art to confront society’s biggest blind spots. Challenging the mainstream agenda, her work fosters empathy and stands out in a male-dominated field. She refuses to conform, even if it means breaking laws and is taking on her diagnosis like the rebel she is. If PC594 has one thing to teach us, it’s that we are all potential alchemists who can transform our worlds, from a place of suffering to a place of light.

Production Team:
Director – Libby Spears (Previous Film: “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America,” produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abby Disney)
Consulting Editor – Kate Amend
Associate Producer – Nishima Chudasama

About the Film:
Having witnessed the impact of chronic illness on friends and family, which has become a far too common experience for all of us, I am deeply committed to shifting public conversations about the healthcare industry, the healing potential of the arts, and the identities of “sick” people who live fuller lives than many of us can see. Lydia Emily is a fearless artist, a woman in a man’s world, an exemplary parent to an autistic child, and a patient who refuses to let the hierarchies intrinsic to medicine separate her from those charged with caring for her.

Current Status: We are currently fundraising for post-production.

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