The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

31 October 2018

Ndiva Women’s Film Festival 2018: “The African Who Wanted to Fly”, Samantha Biffot, Gabon

Ndiva Women’s Film Festival 

The African Who Wanted to Fly
Samantha Biffot

The African Who Wanted to Fly tells the incredible true story of Luc Bendza, a young Gabonese boy who discovers Kung Fu after watching the film The Big Boss and deciding he wants to “fly” like Bruce Lee and devote his life to the martial arts. At the age of 15, he sets off for China to make his dreams come true. He joins the prestigious wushu martial arts academy, and under the tutelage of Grand Master Meng Huifang, Luc eventually becomes number one in an art form that had previously never counted an African in its midst.

In 2010 Samantha Biffot cofounded Princesse M Productions. She wrote and directed the series "L'oeil de la Cité", which was awarded the best TV series prize at Fespaco in 2013. In addition, she co-wrote and directed the adaptation of the successful Gabonese TV show "Parents Mode d'Emploi".

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