Celebrating the Success of Building Independence!
Documentarian Angela Alford followed four of the nine Building Independence residents and their families as they prepared to move into their new homes and take their first steps toward independence. Our community has a great need for supervised, independent, and affordable housing for low-income adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Building Independence, an initiative created under the partnership of The Serving Cup, Lutheran Services Carolinas and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, helped address this need within Wake County, North Carolina. Please visit the Community Screening Kit page for information on how you can screen the film, or fill out our Contact Form for updates on the film and all of The Serving Cup’s projects and activities.
Adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities yearn for independence just like everyone else. Many want to live on their own but there is a lack of safe and supportive housing options available. The Building Independence project brought together Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Lutheran Services Carolinas, and The Serving Cup non-profits to build housing for nine young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 36-minute film follows four of the nine Building Independence residents and their families as they prepare to move into the new homes and take their first steps towards independence.
Buy the film
To buy a digital copy of the film to watch on your personal computer or device for $4.99 visit https://buildingindependence.vhx.tv.
Community Screening Kit
We invite any group or organization to host their own screening of the film! We have created a Community Screening Kit to enable groups and organizations to host their own screenings of the Building Independence documentary film.
The Community Screening Kit includes:
- a copy of the 36-minute film as a downloadable digital file (high definition) or on a DVD (standard definition). The DVD price includes $4 shipping fee.
- a discussion guide
- a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful event
- a promotional graphic you can use to advertise the screening
- the opportunity to have a representative from The Serving Cup attend your screening to answer questions and lead discussion. (This is not guaranteed and is dependent on schedule and location of screening.)
- a Public Performance License or Educational License. The Public Performance License allows you to show the film in a public space to any group or organization. The Educational License allows you to show the film in classrooms or add it to your library’s collection.
The Community Screening Kit is available for purchase for $19.99. (If your organization cannot afford the screening kit, please contact us to discuss.)
Contact Us if you would like to help us schedule future screenings of the film.