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.
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.”