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Kassim The Dream
Directed by
Kief Davidson
USA / 2008 / 86 minutes

Screening Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I
10/03/2008, 7:15PM
Woodstock Town Hall
10/04/2008, 2:15PM
Ugandan born American boxer Kassim "The Dream" Ouma has lived a harsh and unbelievable life. At six, Kassim was abducted and turned into a child soldier, forced to experience and perpetrate violent atrocities. Finally fleeing Uganda and training as a boxer in the U.S., he has become the Junior Middleweight Champion of the World.

In Kief Davidson's insightful and beautifully shot documentary, Kassim simultaneously prepares to return to Uganda, in the face of a possible death penalty for desertion, to reunite with his family and to win his hardest fight yet, a bout with the Middleweight Champion of the World. Kassim, despite his cruel childhood, is amazingly kind and jovial with his family, friends, competitors, fans and the frightening figures of his childhood. "Kassim The Dream" explores the drama of facing a horrifying past and rediscovering a long, lost home. (Gabriel Meyers)

Kief Davidson is an award-winning feature film and documentary director born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His latest film "Kassim the Dream," premiered at the 2008 Tribeca film festival and will theatrically release the film in early 2009. His prior film, "The Devil's Miner," made its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2005 and won over a dozen awards at international film festivals including Tribeca, Hot Docs, Chicago, Woodstock, Jerusalem and Mexico City. He received the prestigious DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Directing and won the coveted PBS Independent Lens Audience Award. The Devil's Miner screened theatrically in over 140 cinemas across Europe and the USA. Davidson currently divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City with his wife Kathleen and son Liam.
Cast/Featuring: Kassim Ouma
Executive Producer(s): Luke Thornton, Forest Whitaker, Keisha Whitaker, Joshua Green
Producer(s): Liz Silver, Kathleen M. Davidson and Tom Moran (co-producers)
Director(s): Kief Davidson
Cinematographer(s): Tony Molina Jr.
Editor(s): Tony Breuer, Kief Davidson
Composer(s)/Music: Leo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman, Andres Solis


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