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The African Who Wanted to Fly

How did a man born and raised in a small Gabonese town become the star of dozens of kung fu films and a member of Jackie Chan’s crew? The “first black man in Shaolin Temple” in China, Luc Bendza has a story as remarkable as any Hong Kong martial arts stunt. Samantha Biffot’s sweet-natured documentary unveils his remarkable trajectory from a thirteen-year-old who thought “Chinese could fly” to a contented, Mandarin-fluent kung fu hero.  

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • Chinese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 70 mins
Source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series
Preceded By

Afro Promo #1 (Kinglady)

Nora Chipaumire, United States, 2016

Zimbabwe-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer/director Chipaumire explores the creation of a “black African man/woman superhero.”

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 11 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series