At over eight feet tall, Sultan Kösen from Turkey is the world's tallest man. This Bodyshock special follows his journey around the world in search of a cure for his Gigantism - the life-threatening disease that causes him to grow even further beyond his record-breaking height.
After he was crowned the world's tallest man in September 2009, Sultan's title brought him the attention of the world, but he desires more than just fame; there's only one thing he really wants - a true love. He meets a new best friend in George Bell, America's tallest man, and meets a girl for his first ever date.
But, as this film uncovers, his biggest challenges are still to come. He was born into a poor family in a remote Turkish village, and they spent most of their money on hospital treatment to remove the tumour on his pituitary gland that caused him to grow taller. As a result, Sultan grew up scared and alone.
For the first time, Sultan invites viewers into his new home in Ankara, and takes the film-makers back to where it all began, where his family open their hearts.
The film follows him on an inspirational journey across the world as he goes in search of urgent life-saving surgery.
This revealing documentary delves deep into the mind of the troubled 27-year-old, and follows the emotional story of the world's tallest man and his fight for survival.