THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, a feature film based on the inspirational life story of Coloured South African weightlifter Precious McKenzie, is in advanced development with Morcan Motion Pictures and scheduled to be shot in South Africa in 2013.

Precious McKenzie, MBE

 Precious’ life story is one of history’s greatest examples of the human spirit triumphing over immense hardship.

 This inspiring drama, which is set predominantly in South Africa during the tumultuous apartheid era, focuses on the struggle for freedom within one of the most oppressive regimes since Nazi Germany.

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is the ultimate underdog story and a testimony to one man’s indomitable spirit. No matter how bad things get – extreme poverty, violence, racial hatred – Precious McKenzie remains unbreakable.

 THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM has the potential to be a mainstream crowd-pleaser in the vein of other successful films which dramatise an individual’s triumph over adversity. Movies such as The Pursuit of Happyness, The Fighter, Slumdog Millionaire and The Blind Side.

The colorful, larger-than-life lead character makes this motion picture totally unique. The story also gains originality from its political setting. Precious McKenzie’s struggle encompasses both the personal and the political, giving it much greater resonance.

For more about Precious McKenzie’s inspirational story, this video is worth a look:–HN7qTOA&index=3&feature=plpp_video

The video is courtesy of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and can also be found on their education resource website

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More images of Precious:

 Receiving his MBE

 Doing what he does best

Lifting Ali

  —Precious today


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