the elephant man

  In the summer of 1910, a race began. A race to be the first man at the South Pole, in Antarctica. Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman, left London in his ship, the Terra Nova, and began the long journey south. Five days later, another ship also began to travel south, carrying Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian.

He is not beautiful. His mother does not want him, children run away from him. People laugh at him, and call him 'The Elephant Man'.

Then someone speaks to him - and listens to him! At the age of 27, Joseph Merrick finds a friend for the first time in his life.

This is a true and tragic story.