The life, hopes and dreams of kids and their BMX coach trainer in a South African township (Kayamandi), waiting for competition day. Throughout the process they will learn much more than just how to pedal. Kayamandi is a suburb of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa located off route R304. The name means “nice home” in the Xhosa language. The director follows the children of Songo and shows the daily struggle of young people in the ghetto who are trying to stay on the right track thanks to their passion for BMX and a coach who has cares deeply for the boys way past the results of the competitions. In the context of a South African ghetto with the apartheid and racial segregation there is a small light that radiates hope.
Best Medium-Length Film – Cinedeporte Sports Film Festival 2018. Best Feature Documentary – Kasi Vibe Film Festival 2017. Jury Prize – Festival Regards sur le Cinéma du Monde 2017. Special Mention – ICFF 2017. Special Jury Prize – FICTS 2016.
Official Selections 2018: MAAF, Iranian Sports Film Festival Tehran & SEFF.
Official Selections 2017: South African Eco Film Festival, Festival des Cinémas d’Afrique, Helsinki African Film Festival, LIDF, IREP, Bicycle Film Festival, International Cycling Film Festival, Kampala International Sports Film Festival. LIBEREC International FICTS Festival, Oaxaca Sports Film Festival, Buenos Aires Sport Film Festival, Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults, NPS International Children’s Film Festival, Karelian International Film For Youth Festival, Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, Trondheim Sykkel Film Festival, International Sport Film Festival, Beijing International Sports Film Week, Ecozine Film Festival, Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival, Intl. SocioENvironmental Film Festival, Tasmania ECO Film Festival, FIFEQ, International Children’s Rights Film Festival, Llanberis Adventure & Mountain Film Festival, Pokhara International Mountain Film Festival, Ananse Festival de Cine Afro, Jehlum Short and Long Film Festival & Matera Sport Film Festival.
Official Selections 2016: Africa International Film Festival, Overtime Sport Film Festival, Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Cinekid for Professionals, SIFFCY, Zinetxiki Festival, FICMA & DocFest.