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Kassim the Dream (2008)

Kassim The Dream Ouma , Kief Davidson  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Kassim The Dream Ouma
  • Directors: Kief Davidson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kimstim
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007Q0JJJU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,160 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the director of The Devil s Miner, this acclaimed documentary charts the incredible journey of Uganda-born world champion boxer, Kassim The Dream Ouma. At age six, he was kidnapped by the rebel army and forced to be a child soldier. But Ouma found his ticket to freedom after discovering the army s boxing team and defected to the U.S. in 1998, after more than a decade of warfare. Overcoming homelessness and severe culture shock, Ouma gradually rose through the ranks of the sport to become Junior Middleweight Champion of the World. Having achieved the American Dream but still battling his childhood demons, Ouma s greatest wish is to return to Uganda and his family. Filmmaker Kief Davidson skillfully captures this haunted, extraordinarily complex young fighter during a pivotal time in his life as he seeks a pardon from the government that nearly destroyed his life.

DVD Special Features Include:
Original theatrical trailer
Closed captioning

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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome July 18, 2012
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Saw this film a couple of years ago on IFC and put in a request to be notified whenever available on Dvd. This film is truly awesome and inspiring because it's a case of reality being stranger and more wonder full than fiction.

A documentary on Ugandan child soldier in the rebel army who later wins middle weight championship in America ....attains the American dream and a homesick journey back to Uganda. The meeting with his grand-mother is especially emotional and touching since she pieced him together after what the rebel army did to him. As a bonus America lets him speak his mind which gets very interesting with the Ugandan authorities..... Hint -one magical trick his. Ja-Ja taught him was to call him mommy too.

Its facinating that the aggression needed to be a top fighter can nevertheless operate alongside the need to atone for the acts of atrocity he was forced to perform as a boy soldier. It makes Kassim a man with a deep spectrum that is hard to envisage. Truly inspiring and he never hams it up in for the camera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare March 5, 2014
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What Kassim lived through was horrific. This is a wonderful documentary explaining to the world what these child soldiers do to survive. Seeing him break down near the end is heart wrenching.
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