Concord documentary about former principal with ALS screened for Washington lawmakers
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CONCORD (AP) — A film about a Concord high school principal and his life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gerhig's disease, has made its way to Washington.
The film, "Mr. Connolly has ALS," was screened Monday for Washington lawmakers. The Concord Monitor reports the screening was organized by New Hampshire Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster.
Filmmaker Dan Habib says the film is meant to chronicle Gene Connolly's last year as principal of Concord High School. The film waded into the national health care debate because of the venue.
Kuster, along with New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan and Washington Sen. Patty Murray, also Democrats, have seized on special education as a key issue in their opposition to Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.