News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
WMU Instructor Tom Ludwig Receives Award Nomination
"A Long Strange Trip", a documentary video by Tom Ludwig, has been nominated for a 2009 Voice Award. The documentary looks into the lives of members of the Power Group, a group of consumers in the Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services who go out into the community to talk about their experiences living with mental illness. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Voice Awards honor writers and producers who incorporate dignified, respectful and accurate portrayals of individuals with mental health problems into film and television productions. The Voice Awards also acknowledge the tireless efforts of consumer leaders who are working to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health problems and the real possibility of recovery.
Award winners will be announced in July, and the awards ceremony takes place in October at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.