The film Too Sane for This World, directed by William Davenport and featuring many AASCEND members, has won the Gold Kahuna Award at the 2012 Honolulu Film Awards in the category of Documentary film. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It recognizes and celebrate the finest independent cinema while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers. The film has also been nominated for a 2012 Voice Award. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Voice Awards honor peer leaders who have played a vital role in raising awareness and understanding of behavioral health issues, and promoting the social inclusion of individuals with behavioral health challenges. Through their exemplary leadership and advocacy they demonstrate that individuals with behavioral health challenges are valuable contributing members of their schools, workplaces, and communities.
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