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Flying On One Engine

Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein
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Flying On One Engine

Overview

Genre
Docu-Drama
Synopsis

Flying on One Engine is an incredible, fantastic, heartwarming, inspiring, and hilarious documentary. It features the 77-year-old infirm Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, an eight-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee who spend half his year performing free corrective cleft palate surgeries in India. The other half he’s living alone in a tiny rodent-infested apartment in Brooklyn, surviving on leftover take-out fried rice and buying lottery tickets. He’s a brilliant character, one you couldn’t possibly dream up. He’s funny and outrageous. His candor is priceless while the work is dead serious. And that’s only part of what makes this film so entertaining.
FOOE is teeming with life, capturing raw, intimate moments soaked through with humor and surprise. The camera gets very close-in. Shot in natural light; we see the throbbing public life and the surreal private. Laughter and real warmth are everywhere. This film is the antidote to the do-gooder film that’s no fun. - Janet Pierson (SXSW)

Stage
finished
Running time
51 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Weinstein Film Production
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006-2007
Locations
India, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
South By South West Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Best of Fests), Human Rights Film Festival New Zealand, Planete Doc Review
Awards
Estonian Peoples Award, Parnu Int. Documentary Film Festival, Best of Scene, Scene Brooklyn, Brooklyn Arts Council
Distribution
Films Transit
Broadcast (Acq.)
Germany, Poland, Sweden, Israel, Estonia
Language
English, Hindi, Marathi
Subtitles
English

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