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Georgia Storytelling Roadshow rolls into Savannah to shine light on those living with disabilities

A free outdoor film and pop-up theater event set up shop in Savannah Friday night.

Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow was held at Old Roberds Dairy Farm and featured a screening of Treasure Maps, a film collage of experiences with an up close and personal look into what it’s like navigating the complex web of life as a person with a developmental disability.

Themes in the film included starting a business, friendship, going to college, alienation and acceptance, dealing with the physical aspects of disability, and how transformative living a full inclusion life can be.

One of the ten Georgians featured in the film was Michael Holton of Guyton.

Pegasus Riding Academy was also be on hand to give riding demonstrations.

The show is touring in six cities across Georgia, Savannah was the second stop.

Treasure Maps is presented by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’arche Atlanta.

Local partners for the 2021 Treasure Maps stop in Savannah included the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Savannah-Chatham County Parent Mentors.

The Roadshow also a platform to advocate for members of the disabled community to gain access to Medicaid waivers.

Organizers say the vital funding supports the lives of people with developmental disabilities so they can live independently.

WJCL News Anchor and Sports Director Frank Sulkowski served as a co-host for the event.

The original article appeared on WJCL-TV Online on June 26, 2021