39 Pounds of Love

NEW DOCS

It’s not the suit that makes the man, it’s the man that makes the suit. Ami was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. His doctor predicted that he wouldn’t live past the age of six. Now, at age 34 and weighing just 39 pounds, Ami has not only surprised the medical community, but is considered a medical miracle. Unable to move any part of his body, except for one finger, he works at a 3D computer animator in Israel. The film chronicles Ami’s journey to the U.S. to face the doctor who had once predicted his grim future and to show the world what it means to be 39 pounds and full of love.  CD

Director

Dani Menkin, Daniel J. Chalfen

Producer

Dani Menkin, Daniel J. Chalfen

Executive Producer

David Gil

Release Year

2005

Festival Year

2005

Country

United States, Israel

Run Time

70 minutes

Premiere

World Premiere