The African who wanted to fly

by Samantha Biffot

GABON, France, Belgium - 2016 - 71 MINUTES


Today, showing in dozens of kung fu films and behind the camera alongside the Chan brothers, Luc Bendza grew up in a small Gabonese town and became a Master in an art that until then had no African count. . It is the story of a kid who wanted to fly like the Chinese warriors, so passionate that he forced his destiny to join the mythical Shaolin Temple at the age of 15. His epic begins when at 10 years old, he begins intensive kung fu training with his neighborhood friends and shoots his own film in the streets of Koulamoutou ...




Princess M. Productions

Neon Red

Tact Production


TV Tours Loire Valley

RTBF - Belgian Francophone Radio Television



IGIS (Gabonese Institute of Image and Sound)



2017 : Africlap - Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique de Toulouse - Toulouse (France) - Paul Soumanou Vieyra Prize for Best Documentary

2017 : Festival Cinémas d'Afrique - Lausanne (Switzerland) - Selection

2016 : Stopovers Documentaries - La Rochelle (France) - Official selection

2016 : Saint-Louis Documentary Film Festival - Saint Louis (Senegal) - Official Selection - Feature Films

2015 : Documentary stopovers in Libreville - Libreville (Gabon) - Special Jury Prize

2015 : FIFF (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur) - Namur (Belgium) - Regards du Present Competition

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