I Met with an Accident
The award winning documentary from director Trevor F. Ward.
Karma is the idea that you get what you deserve. Benedict deserved everything he got.
Filmed primarily in India, this documentary film tells the story of Benedict Das. He was a member of India’s working-class. He had a respected job at a hotel and aspirations in local Communist party politics.
Against his family and cultural traditions of arranged marriages young Benedict met and fell in love with Celine. Despite his love for her, his need for power and control caused him to mistreat those around him, including physically and verbally abusing Celine and their children. But deep down inside he really just wanted respect.
“I met with an accident,” is how Benedict describes the horrific events of December 1. Late at night, the bus Benedict was traveling on crashed. At the hospital, the injuries were so severe that the doctors insisted on amputating both his legs.
Severely crippled, he is now an out-cast of society. Benedict endures the abandonment of his employers and his political associates. He falls into financial ruin, and even his own brothers desert him in his time of greatest need.
Only Celine’s love and dedication remain. As he struggles to stand on his own again, his relationship with his wife and children is renewed and a new man emerges.
Four years and eighteen surgeries later, Benedict will soon be walking on his own two feet. But the real story isn’t the miracle of his legs; it’s the miracle of his heart. I Met with an Accident is the heart-warming, inspiring story of Benedict Das.
The official DVD contains over 30 minutes of additional footage including deleted scenes, extended interviews and director commentary.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 2011
Best Documentary - 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival
2010 Sunscreen Film Festival - Winner, Best Documentary
2010 DOCUTAH Film Festival - Official Selection
2010 India International Film Festival - Official Selection