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27 Flying On One Engine
Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein


Video: Flying On One Engine

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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

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Credits

Joshua Z Weinstein ... Director

Hemal Trivedi ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Weinstein Film Production

Country

United States

Production years

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