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Kassim The Dream

Former Ugandan child soldier Kassim Ouma, now 29, seems to have obtained the American Dream with his jovial nature, fame as a Jr. Middleweight champ, and hip hop lifestyle. As he trains for his next world title fight against Jermain Taylor in Little Rock, keeping his demons out of the ring becomes increasingly difficult. His desire to reunite with family in Uganda intensifies when his only hope for a safe return is a military pardon from the president and government responsible for his abduction.

Director Kief Davidson (THE DEVIL'S MINER) received unprecedented access to Ouma during a pivotal time in the boxer's career. Filmed in cinema vérité, current events are skillfully woven into brutal revelations of a stolen childhood. The parallels reveal a complex and haunted fighter surviving against incredible odds.

WINNER! IDA Best Doc; Ann Arbor Fest.'s Life Force Award; and US Sports Film Fest.'s Audience Award.

"A nuanced survivor's story that memorably transcends its genre." - Whip, LA Daily News
 
Release Date:May 15, 2009
Genres:American Independent, Sports & Fitness, Documentary
Directed By:Kief Davidson
Produced By:Kief Davidson
Starring:Kassim Ouma
Written By:Kief Davidson
Distributed By:IFC Films
Running Time:87 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English
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