THEME: To Be Young
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019 | 3 - 5 PM
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY | DINA'S PLACE at the DiGIORGIO CAMPUS CENTER | map it
Documentary | 2017 | 5 min. 40 sec.
Suggested Rating | G
Country | Kenya, Rwanda
Language | English, Swahili
Producer | Nicholas Wambugu
Director | Samuel Wanjohi
Writer | Samuel Wanjohi
[My RODE Reel Short Film Competition | Focus On Ability Short Film Festival | TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival | Kalasha International Film Festival | International Cycling Film Festival (ICFF) | Sports Film Festival Palermo | Tehran International Sports Film Festival | Filmed By Bike Film Festival | Zanzibar International Film Festival | Riverwood Academy Awards 2018 (Winner - 'Best Documentary' Kenya) | Montreal Black Film Festival]
Samuel Mwangi, a young professional Kenyan cyclist, is faced with the challenge of undertaking his career with one leg after the other one got amputated as a result of a tragic crash he encountered during the Tour du Rwanda 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. However impossible it seems, Samuel keeps his dream alive to become a world cycling champion as he also seeks to inspire a new generation of dream chasers among people living with disability. Currently he is aiming at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Japan.