Thursday, December 04, 2014

"Cody High" receives 5 Dove rating

The Dove Foundation, which advocates for families and for moving Hollywood in a more family-friendly direction, recently honored Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project with their 5 Dove designation. The show focuses on family near Cody High School, just north of the Warrendale neighborhood.

"Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project is a remarkable movie about remarkable people," the group explained in a prepared statement. "The people of Detroit - construction workers, coaches, politicians, people from churches, people from all backgrounds - become involved to improve Cody Rouge in 2014. People help remodel a home for young wheelchair- bound Ebony and her mother, they clean up the neighborhood and paint and remove debris. One hundred blocks of city blight are transformed due to their efforts. To see Ebony’s response and her grateful spirit is alone worth watching this fine documentary."

Their statement went on to add, "This is a feel-good film of the best kind, because it is a documentary based on real life! Principal Johnathon Matthews of Cody High School speaks about the previous lack of involvement but how that profoundly changes. The graduation rate was below 40 percent, but it begins to climb due to the involvement of coaches and concerned parents and citizens of Detroit. Sports becomes more meaningful as the Hope football field is created for the local team. Hope is kindled in this wonderful film. This movie has earned five Doves, our best rating. It is an inspiring and true story about a group of incredible, dedicated people."

If you haven't had a chance to see Cody High, then you don't want to miss the last screening of 2014 held at the Boll Family YMCA Theater this Saturday. The event information is as follows: 1401 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226 on Saturday, December 6th 2014 at 5:00 pm.

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