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Half Man, Half Tree

32 year old Dede Kosawa, also known as 'Tree Man', is one of the world's most extraordinary people. He lives in a remote village in Indonesia with his two children, trying to care for them. Dede, a former fisherman, has an incredible skin condition: he has root like structures growing out of his body - branches that can grow up to 5cm a year and which protrude from his hands and feet, and welts covering his whole body.

He is known locally as 'Tree Man' and his condition has baffled local doctors for 20 years. In an attempt to earn a living to support his family, he is part of a circus troupe, displaying his 'Tree Man' limbs along with others afflicted with skin deformities in 'freak' shows.

Dr Anthony Gaspari, a world expert in skin conditions from the University of Maryland travels to Indonesia to attempt to diagnose 'Tree Man' Dede's mysterious condition. He takes skin samples for biopsies back in the USA. What will he discover?

We go on an intimate journey with the extraordinary 'Tree Man' Dede, as he tries to eek out a living in a circus troupe to support his family, and as he is given medical help by Dr Gaspari. The identification and possible cure of his condition, could change his whole life.

Half way across the world, in Romania, farmer Ion Toader is discovered to have a similar extraordinary 'Tree Man' condition, with growths all over his hands. He has not been able to drive a tractor for five years. A Romanian surgeon offers to give him an operation to remove his growths.

Will it be successful, and how will it change Ion's life?

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#18 - hateandwhiskey (05/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
As I watch this, all I can think about is how this 'tree man' managed to make two kids.
#21 to #18 - hitlerequalsdicks (05/30/2013) [-]
Im not sure but I'm guessing he got wood
#17 - anonymous (05/30/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'll be damned if i wont at least try to fap to this. wish me luck brethren
#3 - kightofnever (05/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#10 - hurleyy (05/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Anyone who is making fun of him, leaf the poor guy alone. Wood you like it if people tree'ted you like dirt. Keeping doing what you do tree man, I'm rooting for you.
User avatar #71 - Silver Quantum (05/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
guess his ideal job could be




branch manager
#50 - TheCulpret (05/30/2013) [-]
They should have named this video Tree and a Half Man.
#65 - celestiasbeard (05/30/2013) [-]
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#6 - internetshakespear (05/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#46 - spamalope (05/30/2013) [+] (3 replies)
#33 - blazingpelt (05/30/2013) [-]
Join the club
#58 - haxslasher ONLINE (05/30/2013) [-]
Treant Protector OP. Valve pls nerf.
#32 - carboniteponeight (05/30/2013) [-]
was thinking of this guy
#13 - osimonmagus (05/29/2013) [-]
Harold?
User avatar #60 - topperharly (05/30/2013) [-]
he must have a birching life
#59 - notapancake (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'm just wondering how he vipes is ass.
I'm just wondering how he vipes is ass.
#29 - Imabur (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
he's a druid
#55 - vixenfoxy (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Those men running that DISGUSTING circus should be beat to death! Helping them?! Are you kidding me!? Dede, and the others are PEOPLE! They have FEELINGS! Did you see the looks on their faces!? Could you imagine that? Having to go up in front of a crowd to be ridiculed, and mocked? I honestly feel DISGUSTED with that idiotic, Inhumane act! All Dede wanted was to make a life for his FAMILY! I don't think I could do it... I'm not sure if I lost faith in humanity, because of those men... Or if some of it was restored because of the sheer will, and bravery of those people!
User avatar #57 to #55 - swiftblood ONLINE (05/30/2013) [-]
alright, you send them your paycheck

atleast he can make a living, otherwise he'd have nothing, how inhumane would that be



youre a piece of ****
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