Blessing’s Story

Blessing Makwera from Zimbabwe had always been curious about how things ticked. Being a son of a mechanic, anything that could be plugged in, filled with fuel or wound-up by hand, Blessing would take it apart and put it back together. When Blessing was 15, he connected wires to a cell phone battery and placed the power source in his mouth so he would have both hands free to work. In a moment that would forever change his life, this explosive device- a remanent of the civil war in his county, exploded inside his mouth and destroyed most of Blessing’s jawbone, teeth, tongue and lips. This is his inspirational story of his true bravery and the village that walked him through his journey.

  • Mike Badami/ Badami and Associates
    Director
    SHARP Experience
  • Mike Badami/Badami and Associates
    Writer
  • SHARP Hospital
    Producer
  • Blessing Makwera
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Trubenbach
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Joel Berger
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Inspirational, Family
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Zimbabwe
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SHARP Experience San Diego
    San Diego
    September 10, 2014
Director - Mike Badami/ Badami and Associates