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Emmanuel's Gift

  • Film

Time Out says

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was born in Ghana with a severely deformed right leg. But rather than turn into a street beggar-the role traditionally reserved for Ghana's handicapped people-he triumphs through a series of physical and emotional challenges (including a countrywide bicycle ride) that would seem difficult for anyone, disabled or not. While it's impossible to find fault with a determined and terribly endearing young man overcoming adversity, the filmmakers have packed this documentary full of so many Hallmark moments that what ought to be a serious and inspiring portrait comes off as an extended Oprah segment. So it's probably a good thing, then, that Winfrey is the film's primary narrator.
Written by MT

Release Details

  • Duration:80 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern
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