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GOLD - YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK (GOLD - DU KANNST MEHR ALS DU DENKST)

GOLD - YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK
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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".


Michael Hammon was born in South Africa in 1955 and graduated with a degree in Painting and Photography from the University of Cape Town in 1978. He worked as a news cameraman before attending the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin from 1985-1991. He has worked as a DoP for numerous film and TV productions for directors such as Andreas Dresen, Yesim Ustaoglu, Claudia Garde, Pepe Danquart and Werner Schweizer, and began directing his own films in 1986. His films include: WHEELS AND DEALS (1991), HILLBROW KIDS (co-directed with Jacqueline Görgen), and GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK (2013).
Genre Educational, Family Entertainment, Sports
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2013
Director Michael Hammon
Screenplay Ronald Kruschak, Marc Brasse, Andreas F. Schneider
Cinematography Michael Hammon, Marcus Winterbauer
Cast Kirsten Bruhn, Henry Wanyoike, Kurt Fearnley
Producers Andreas F. Schneider, Hendrik Flügge
Production Company Parapictures Film Production/Hamburg
Length 106 min
Format DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, English, Kikuyu
Subtitled Versions German, English
Festivals Berlinale 2013
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund

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