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Emmanuel's Gift (2005)

If you are born disabled in Ghana, West Africa you are likely to be poisoned, or left to die by your family; and if you are not poisoned or left for dead, you're likely to be hidden away in... See full summary »

Directors:

Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern

Writers:

Lisa Lax, Elizabeth Massie (as Liz Massie) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robin Williams ... Self (archive footage)
Oprah Winfrey ... Narrator

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Storyline

If you are born disabled in Ghana, West Africa you are likely to be poisoned, or left to die by your family; and if you are not poisoned or left for dead, you're likely to be hidden away in a room; and if you're not hidden, you are destined to spend your lifetime begging on the streets. Of the twenty million people in Ghana, two million are disabled. This is the story of one disabled man whose mission-and purpose- is to change all that forever. In Emmanuel's Gift, filmmakers Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern have uncovered a story as compelling as it is important. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, the film chronicles the life of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, a young Ghanaian man born with a severely deformed right leg, who today, against incalculable odds, is opening minds, hearts and doors-and effecting social and political change throughout his country. While Emmanuel's message is vital: people with disabilities are valuable contributors to any society, his method is inspirational. Emmanuel begins his ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's like no one we've ever known, but he's all we aspire to be.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

No Saint
Written by Abdoul Aziz Diop & Lena Fiagbe
Performed by Wasis Diop
Courtesy of Universal Music S.A. France
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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one person's gift blesses multitudes
9 October 2005 | by annecanSee all my reviews

I recently saw Emmanuel's Gift at the Port Townsend Film Festival, and was amazed at both the tenacity and beauty with which this film was crafted. It not only told Emmanuel's true story, but unveiled for the rest of us the hearts of several new worlds -- Ghana's familial, cultural and political climates, the joys and camaraderie of a global family of "handicapped" athletes, and the world of one confident, determined young man. Beautifully filmed and produced. Masterfully researched and reported. As with the new wave of documentaries making their way to mainstream theaters, Emmanuel's Gift is visually, technically and narratively top notch. First-class film-making and a world-class young man. I would recommend this movie to anyone.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

エマニュエルの贈りもの See more »

Filming Locations:

Ghana

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,642, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$23,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,728
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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