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    Kassim the Dream

    Kassimi unistus |

    Director: Kief Davidson

    Country: Germany, USA

    Year: 2008

    Length: 86'

    Language: In English with Estonian subtitles

    The improbable story of Kassim „The Dream” Ouma, who was kidnapped in the north of Uganda at the age of six and forced to be a child soldier in the rebel army of Yoweri Museveni. Besides being taught to kill, he also learned to box. His „therapy, ” as he now calls it. Kief Davidson begins his film with Ouma’s account of his experiences as a child soldier and then switches to the boxing matches and his family life. Just like his successful film „The Devil’s Miner”, this is a story about enormous setbacks and an unbelievable will to survive. That said, KASSIM THE DREAM isn’t a fairy tale. Ouma’s experiences as a child soldier have left their mark on him.

    Many thanks to: Estonian Human Rights Centre