SXSW Film Anticipation

Though the full lineup won’t be announced until tomorrow, a little bird has let me know that Joshua Weinstein’s documentary Flying on One Engine will premiere at SXSW. This one looks unmissable.

Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet is a wheelchair-bound larynx-less surgeon who nevertheless travels often to India to perform dozens of free surgeries on severely deformed children. Though he appears frail, not surprisingly since his heart functions at only 18% of its capacity, the marathon surgery sessions seem to give him energy. Did I mention that he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize eight times? Weinstein’s film promises to share much more of this very special man’s life with us.

Here’s an interview with the director that gives us a hint of what’s in store.

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