7.3/10
113
1 user 13 critic

Kassim the Dream (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 June 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

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 »

Director:

Kief Davidson

Writer:

Kief Davidson
Reviews
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
Stars: Andrea Crosta, Ian Stevenson, Prince William
Open Heart (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Kief Davidson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
Stars: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard, Bryan Bonahoom
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
Stars: Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Jim Yong Kim
American Gun (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

Director: Aric Avelino
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland
3 Things (2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Before entering the witness protection program, bank robber Mikael demands 3 things from the police. 3 things that cast a whole new light on the robbery he and his partners have been jailed for.

Director: Jens Dahl
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Lærke Winther
Fantasy | Sci-Fi

In the near future, a man uses banned technology to quickly learn the guitar and suffers a life-altering side effect.

Director: Kief Davidson
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jakob Oftebro, Sonja Richter
Action | Crime | Thriller

A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

Director: Robin Pront
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Drama | Mystery

The insurance detective Max is investigating the disappearance of Arthur. The assignment takes him on a long and mysterious journey into the world of polar bears and weird suicides.

Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Ashfield, Tuva Novotny
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yann Gael ... Kassim (voice)
Kassim Ouma Kassim Ouma ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kasim See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So remarkable this documentary is almost unbelievable
22 February 2015 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

Really great documentary profiling world champion boxer Kassim "The Dream" Ouma. Born in poverty in Uganda, he was kidnapped at age 6 by the rebel army and trained as a child soldier. 12 years later he defected to the U.S while travelling with the African boxing team. Homeless and culture shocked, Kassim goes on to become Junior Middleweight Champion of the World.

Kassim's story is so remarkable that its almost unbelievable, the adversity he has had to overcome and the success he has achieved. I think what struck me most watching this was his smile, how happy he seemed and then the director would catch a moment, as he looked out a bus window or discussed his grandmother and shadows would cover his eyes.

Filmmaker Kief Davidson did a great job here, and you feel as if for just a moment you understand Kassim I was engrossed in watching him train for his next fight, keep his family together and try to keep fame and a hip-hop lifestyle at bay. I know I was brought to tears when he is finally given a military pardon by the Ugandan president and is able to reunite with his family, going back to the refugee camp a hero and sobbing on his fathers grave. Powerful. 1/10/15


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed