Penuel: The Sammy Lee Story / by R. Sheth


June 1112, 2015

Written by David Rhee
Directed by Steve Scott

Featuring: Daniel Cantor, Gordon Chow, Kevin Matthew Reyes, David Rhee, Dwight Sora, and Tanya Thai McBride

Twelve-year-old Sammy Lee watches divers leap gracefully into the public swimming pool and feels an overwhelming desire to try diving himself. But as a Korean American, Sammy (like any person of color) can use the pool only once a week. Young Sammy would never guessed that, sixteen short years later, he would become the first Asian American ever to win Olympic gold.

Penuel: The Sammy Lee Story is about the hard work, determination and triumph of an Olympian.