39 Pounds of Love| 1hr : 10mins
Director: Dani Menkin | Producer: Dani Menkin
Focus Years: 2005 | Country: Israel
This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance.
39 POUNDS OF LOVE is the heartwarming story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American-born Israeli who, at the age of 1, was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Due to his condition, he is immobile except for one finger, which he uses to work as a 3D animator. His doctor predicted that he would die before the age of six. Over thirty years have passed, and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, is still surviving and "loving life." He is considered one of the world's greatest medical miracles. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn't survive.