39 Pounds of Love
(aka 18 kilo Kärlek)
39 Pounds of Love is the heartwarming story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American-born Israeli who at the age of 1 was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that renders him immobile, except for one finger, which he uses to work as a 3D animator. His doctor predicated he’d die before the age of six. Over thirty years have passed and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, still survives and ”loves life”, he is considered one of the world’s greatest medical miracles. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn’t survive.
Director: Dani Menkin
Writers: Ilan Heitner, Dani Menkin
Star: Ami Ankilewitz