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Emmanuel's Gift (2005)

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Release Date
 USA: Oct 21, 2005

Official Website:
Emmanuel's Gift Website

Running Time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Lookalike Productions LLC

Studio First Look

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Genre: Documentary

Plot: If you are born disabled in Ghana, West Africa you are likely to be poisoned, or left to die by your family; 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. With only one leg, Emmanuel begins his courageous quest with a 600-kilometer bicycle ride across Ghana, spreading his vision of grit and resolve with each turn of the bike's pedals.

Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern have been documenting Emmanuel's plight for over two years, having shot over 400 hours of powerful

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 Directed by
Nancy Stern
The Cosby Show: A Look Back, David Blaine: Frozen in Time
 Written by
Oprah Winfrey
The Color Purple, Throw Momma from the Train, Beloved
Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Insomnia
 Music By
Jeff Beal
Pollock, Door to Door, The House on Turk Street is not the official site for this film.
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