Leo Beuerman: A Legacy – A Powerful Award Winning Short Film

Leo Beuerman


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.

Our website offers the original Leo Beuerman film along with brand new special features including interviews and a reading from Leo’s autobiography. We have mastered this new content together in a package called “Leo Beuerman: A Legacy”. You may purchase this amazing story on DVD and digital download below.

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

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Leo Beuerman: A Legacy (DVD)

Living With Dignity Collection (DVD)

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