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Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately the film does not have much footage of the sports activities of unstoppable Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who even participates in triathlon race using an artificial limb. (He underwent the operation to use one in America in 2003 when this documentary film project started.) Still you will be amazed by his strong will and determination and will also be attracted to his good, charming personality.
The 80 minute film directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern moves fast and slick with Oprah Winfrey's narration, but perhaps some may say it is too fast. The social background of Ghana could have been explored more as well as the hardships Emmanuel and his mother must have suffered (her wonderful personality, it is clear, had a profound influence on the character of her son).
Still the documentary, short as it is, is a precious record about a person who made a difference.
(As to the Robin Williams credit, remember that he only appears in archive footage and that's about 30 seconds.)
Emmanuel decided to make it happen. His first project: Show everyone what a disabled person could do - Emmanuel was going to ride a bicycle across Ghana!
What an incredible success story!
This is a touching story which I actually first found as a DVD movie at our local Hollywood video store as I was browsing for something worthwhile to watch (that is such a chore these days).
After I had seen it and was moved to tears, I set my whole family down to watch this inspiring story together.
After renting it, I came here to Amazon.com to purchase this DVD because it is a keeper!
As Oprah Winfrey said, "I think every parent should go take their children to see this movie because it will change the way your children think about what they can do and can be."
As a happily married father of six I wholeheartedly agree!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was on my daughter's wish list at Christmas a couple years ago-she was. So happy to get it!Published 2 months ago by Della Ware
I used this film in summer school to help the students understand the true story of this amazing man and how he overcame the obstacle of his handicapPublished 8 months ago by Mary P. Lyne
Such an uplifting story! Such a strong and determined young man! His selflessness is humbling...Published 10 months ago by pootiebee
This was a very heartwarming and inspirational story. It really makes you look at life differently.Published 12 months ago by Nikkit84
I use it as a tool teaching at the college level. It's inspirational, shows what research and following through can do.Published 13 months ago by Hol O'Brien