“I Hope You Dance: the Power and Spirit of Song”, is the first film to explore how one extraordinary song has changed people’s lives. It is about hope, faith, optimism and the power of music to inspire and heal. The film weaves together stories of how Lee Ann Womack’s worldwide mega #1 hit has motivated real people to transform their lives, to chase their dreams, to overcome obstacles and to persist in the face of extreme adversity. These are true stories of inspiration, second chances, recovery, forgiveness and miracles.
The stories include:
— After the death of their only child, grieving parents realize the only way to truly honor their beloved daughter’s memory is to celebrate the message in her favorite song, “I Hope You Dance.” Today, her spirit lives on in the six individuals whose lives were enriched and saved by the gift of her donated organs.
- A homeless shelter in Phoenix, Arizona uses “I Hope You Dance” to teach ballroom dance to homeless men and women and employs its message to help them regain confidence and get back on their feet.
- A woman’s miraculous recovery from a devastating spinal cord injury that should have killed her instantly. Her doctor has never seen anything like it – despite not breathing for several minutes and becoming instantly paralyzed, she now leads a normal life and goes dancing every Tuesday night. "I Hope You Dance" was a pivotal part of hear healing journey.
- A reluctant bride who resists then ultimately accepts love and joy.
- The story and process of celebrated Nashville songwriters, Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers writing their evergreen, classic composition.