Filmmakers Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern have uncovered the compelling story of Ghanaian-born sportsman Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and turned it into a similarly compelling documentary titled Emmanuel’s Gift scheduled to be screened to M-Net audiences on Tuesday April 8.
Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, the film chronicles the life of Emmanuel who was born with a severely deformed right leg, who today, against incalculable odds, is opening minds, hearts and doors and effecting social change in many places.
While Emmanuel's message is vital: people with disabilities are valuable contributors to any society, his method is inspirational.
Emmanuel begins his quest with a bicycle ride, over 600 kilometers, across Ghana with one leg-and continues to spread his vision with grit and resolve.
Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern have been documenting Emmanuel's plight for over one year, having shot over 100 hours of powerful imagery. The film includes original footage shot in Ghana, California, Oregon and New York, as well as photographs and other acquired film/video of Emmanuel's early years.
Through it all, they have created an intimate insight into the mind and heart of a visionary whose unforgettable journey transcends continents and cultures and becomes each of ours to share.