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Just, Go! A short film inspired by a hero in a wheelchair

Inspiring Story about a hero in a wheelchair directed & produced by Pavel Gumennikov

My name is Pavel Gumennikov. I am a film director and producer from Latvia. When I met my lead actor for "Just Go" (a young guy in a wheelchair name Aleksandrs Ronis) and heard his story, I couldn't believe my ears. He told me how he had witnessed a girl being robbed by two thieves and decided to chase them to get her purse back! He chased them despite not having legs due to a childhood accident.

This story was eventually turned into a movie that has inspired more than 500,000 people around the world. The film also qualified for an Academy Award Oscar in 2018. Most important, the film gave the real person an acting opportunity and helped with his confidence!

Aleksandrs Ronis is now 19, but when he was 16 he was homeless living on the streets. He had run away from his family and given up on life. He fought everyday for his life. until he developed an interest in sports. This helped him find a new inner-self within, and he became a very different person with a new and refreshed outlook on life. Then followed the moment of his heroic story when he saw a girl in need of help and without hesitation jumped to help her and stop the thieves!

As Ronis says it best: "This story is about a person who is desperately in love with life. That is the message we want to send to everyone. Never give up, believe in yourself and when the going gets tough, dig deep and find that love that exists within you.”

You can overcome anything which seems to be a struggle against you by remembering your principles and keeping your focus. Believe in yourself at all times however hard it may seem to be- everything is possible, nothing is lost.

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