Kassim the Dream (2008)
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Plenty of professional sports stars have had to overcome adversity to achieve success, but few have had to struggle against the harrowing circumstances that met Kassim "the Dream" Ouma in his childhood. Born in Uganda in 1978, Ouma was one of 13 siblings; he was born into poverty and sent to a boarding school where, at the age of six, he was abducted along with most of his classmates by rebel soldiers under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni. The soldiers taught Ouma how to kill, maim and torture
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While it tells a remarkable and disturbing story, you may come away with a nagging sense that Kassim the Dream only skims the surface.
Full of obvious good intentions, the film still suffers from a rambling narrative that leaves too many loose ends.
Kassim Ouma has, to say the least, an unusual life story....The filmmaker Kief Davidson recounts this vivid tale in the dull documentary.
Fueled by the nervous energy of its irrepressible subject, Kassim the Dream is a lively and colorful treatment of what's thus far been a remarkable life.
A former child soldier in Uganda, the boxer Kassim continues to wrestle with the effects of the violence he witnessed and committed.
Occasionally the subject matter of a documentary transcends the film's artistic construction
Troubling look at an exiled prizefighter who returns to Uganda to confront his past.
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