by Robert Bell
"KASSIM THE DREAM"
7 p.m. Argenta Community Theater. $8.
Kassim "The Dream" Ouma was drafted into the National Resistance Army at the age of 6. He began boxing a few years later and realized the sport could be his way out. Ouma came to the states on a trip with a Ugandan boxing team and decided to stay, a move that was not without its awful consequences. He was considered a deserter, and his father was beaten to death by soldiers, according to a 2007 profile in The Guardian.
Ouma's boxing career included several high-profile victories, and allowed him to support his large family, with members both in the states and back in Uganda. This film follows Ouma as he trains for a bout with Jermain Taylor in North Little Rock. Director Kief Davidson ("The Devil's Miner") will attend the screening.