The Power of Dreams (2015)

The Power of Dreams

A youngster is horribly injured in an accident  and sets out on an adventure to find himself.  instead, he discovers a whole lot more.

Belgian teen, Arthur Fievet, was as active and outdoorsy as you’ve ever met. Then, with a broken back and paralysed from the waist down he suddenly finds his wish-list of adventures cut short. Months of intensive physio slowly brings back the faintest use of his legs but he can barely even stagger forward a few steps with all his weight on two crutches. Arthur cannot accept that his days of adventure are over and plans an ambitious expedition in the north of Alaska. We cannot reveal what happens but this film had four of us sobbing like babies upon first viewing. Director Francois-Xavier De Ruydts is a master of the craft and this is surely one of the most accomplished pieces of independent filmmaking this event has ever encountered.

Come one, come all, be impressed, bring hankies…

2015 • Directed by Francois-Xavier De Ruydts • video • 54 mins