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 ...
He's like no one we've ever known, but he's all we aspire to be.
30 June 2007 (Japan)
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Opening Weekend USA: $14,642,
23 October 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $23,578, 6 November 2005
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Referenced in 30 for 30: Unmatched
Written by Abdoul Aziz Diop & Lena Fiagbe
Performed by Wasis Diop
Courtesy of Universal Music S.A. France
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