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Emmanuel's Gift (2005)

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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 »

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

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$14,642, 23 October 2005, Limited Release

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$23,578, 6 November 2005
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African Dream
Written by Abdoul Aziz Diop & Lena Fiagbe
Performed by Wasis Diop
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Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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22 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

How can someone with so little do so much when so many with so much do so little? This man is an example of the greatness of the human spirit. He is a true inspiration. Everybody should see this. In a world full of terrible things, it is a shame that stories like this are buried in independent documentaries and not blasted out for everyone to see. The world needs to see more of stories like this and less of the junk we do see everyday. If you can watch this film and be un-moved, check for a pulse. The lessons learned in this film can be transfered to any country or any culture, including unselfishness, determination, guts, heart, motivation, love, and happiness to name a few. WATCH THIS FILD.


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