Kassim the Dream (2009)

Kassim the Dream



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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Kief Davidson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2012
IFC Films

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Critic Reviews for Kassim the Dream

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

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 Review… | August 7, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full of obvious good intentions, the film still suffers from a rambling narrative that leaves too many loose ends.

June 8, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
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Kassim Ouma has, to say the least, an unusual life story....The filmmaker Kief Davidson recounts this vivid tale in the dull documentary.

June 5, 2009
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | June 3, 2009
Time Out
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Kassim the Dream's aestheticization of human despair is nearly obscene.

Full Review… | June 3, 2009
Village Voice
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A nuanced survivor's story that memorably transcends its genre.

Full Review… | May 15, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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