Film documents effort to change attitudes toward disabilities

The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Emmanuel’s Gift, Wednesday at noon in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, this 2005 documentary follows Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, born with a deformed right leg and struggling against prejudice in his Ghanaian homeland. He works to spread the message: people with disabilities are valuable contributors to any society.

Filmmakers Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern spent more than a year documenting Emmanuel's plight and offer an intimate entry into the mind and heart of a visionary whose unforgettable journey transcends continents and cultures and becomes each of ours to share.

Learn more at

International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.