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Kassim the Dream (2008)

 -  Documentary  -  5 June 2009 (USA)
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This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over... See full summary »



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This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over the government, Kassim became an army soldier who was forced to commit many horrific atrocities, making him both a victim and perpetrator. He soon discovered the army's boxing team and realized the sport was his ticket to freedom. After 12 years of warfare, Kassim defected from Africa and arrived in the United States. Homeless and culture shocked, he quickly rose through the boxing ranks and became Junior Middleweight Champion of the World. Kassim, now age 27, seems to have obtained the American Dream with his jovial nature, fame and hip hop lifestyle. As Kassim trains for his next world title fight against Jermain Taylor in Little Rock Arkansas, keeping his demons out of the ring becomes increasingly difficult. His desires to reunite with family in Uganda intensify when Kassim's only hope for a ... Written by K. Davidson

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Kassim the Dream - Die Rückkehr des Boxers  »

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A Beautiful Film - Both Happy and Sad
22 September 2010 | by (Paradise, California) – See all my reviews

I loved this documentary! It has absolutely stunning photography. The music is fabulous, fun and perfect in the film. This is the story of Kasim Ouma, a world champion boxer, his childhood as a kidnapped boy soldier in Uganda, his family and his life today as a famous fighter. Ouma is a gorgeous man with a loving, happy personality and a quick smile. The film follows him through his boxing career and childhood in the army. You meet his mother, grandmother, and children.

Ouma's personality, the stunning photography and the wonderful music make this documentary a must see. As I was watching this picture I kept turning to my husband and saying how much I loved the film. We're boxing fans, but you don't have to know anything about the boxing world to enjoy this story. Ouma did not just rise from rags to riches - he truly rose from the pits of hell to the pinnacle of success in America

  • and his heartwarming tale is well worth seeing.

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