Kassim The Dream
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Kief Davidson directs the story of Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, a former junior middleweight boxing world champ. Kassim, born in Uganda, had been trained as a child soldier at six years old and forced to commit unspeakable atrocities until he was eighteen. Eventually, Kasim comes to the United States and tries to start a new life for himself, although the memories of his past continue to haunt him.
Kassim decides to go back to Uganda and reconnect with his family back home, but the journey home has its own obstacles. This is the story of a man who must confront his past so that he can continue on the path towards his future.
The 86-minute film, which is executive produced by Forest Whitaker and his wife, Keisha Whitaker, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival and is entered in the World Documentary Film Competition. Tribeca is an annual celebration of film, music and culture which takes place in Manhattan, New York, bringing together people from all walks of life.
Screening Dates & Locations:
Fri, Apr 25, 6:00PM Village East Cinema 1
Sat, Apr 26, 3:00PM AMC 19th St. East Theater 2
Sun, Apr 27, 4:30PM AMC Village VII Theater 5
Sun, Apr 27, 10:30PM AMC Village VII Theater 5
Tue, Apr 29, 6:30PM AMC Village VII Theater 3
Sat, May 03, 6:30PM AMC 19th St. East Theater 3