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Leo Beuerman was born in 1902, enclosed in a twisted, crippled body that would commonly be described as grotesque, ugly, and repulsive. He was a dwarf, 36 inches in height, weight 50 pounds, unable to walk, who maneuvered himself around on a square wooden platform fitted with casters at each corner. At fifty years of age, he began selling pencils and other wares in downtown Lawrence, Kansas from a small red wooden cart he made that resembled a crude kiddie car. For 16 years, he drove a specially rigged tractor, hoisted himself into his cart and pushed it with his arms and hands down the sidewalk to his place of business in front of the Woolworth Department store.
13 Minutes • Color Special Features Include: Three Lessons (5 Minutes) Memorabilia (7 Minutes) A Conversation (12 Minutes) TV Interviews (9 Minutes)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: Academy Award Nomination – Short Documentary Best Educational and Best of Festival, National Visual Communications Association Chris Statuette, Columbus Film Festival Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival Cindy Award, Information Film Producers Association Gold Medal, International Film and TV Festival of New York CINE Golden Eagle Gold Camera, U.S. Industrial Film Festival Best Film Award, American Personnel and Guidance Film Festival Silver Medal, Atlanta Film Festival Meritorious Film of the Year, Landers Associates International Festival, Nyon, Switzerland, U.S.A Entry Adelaide-Auckland International Film Festival, U.S.A Entry Golden Decade Award, U.S. Industrial Film Festival One of the ten best films of the decade – U.S. Industrial Film Festival