MON. OCT. 21, 2013 – 7:00 PM – US PREMIERE – CLOSING NIGHT!
Directed by Michael Hammon
GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK is the emotional story about three outstanding personalities: Henry Wanyoike, a blind marathon runner from Kenya; Kirsten Bruhn, a paralyzed swimmer from Germany; and Kurt Fearnley, an Australian wheelchair racer. For over a year, the film team around Michael Hammon followed these three protagonists in their daily routines. They gained an inside view into their private and professional lives and understood why they receive so much recognition in their countries and serve as role models within the educated society. They push to the limit every day, they support where there is need and they show us that inside each one of us lies something larger than life, something very valuable.
The movie was filmed in Germany, Australia, Kenya and in London during the Paralympics 2012. For 10 days the city was in a state of pure excitement and taken by storm by the pure love for life which no one could escape. GOLD shows these emotions but is much more than just a movie about exceptional athletes and their triumphs. It’s a drama and shows as well the moments of doubt and defeat.
Willi Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace, sums it up with the words: “This movie will change your life”.
Producer Henrik Flügge in attendance! This film is sponsored by: