The African who wanted to fly


  1. Gabon, Central Africa. Luc, a 9 year old boy sees for the first time a Kung Fu movie. This becomes an obsession and a revelation: If the Chinese can fly, I to can fly.  This  becomes Luc’s obsession.

Luc has now been living for 31 years in China, mastering wushu, acting in Kung fu movies, mastering the traditional Chineses secrets of martial art.  How did this little boy manage to become the first African to enter the Shaolin temple at the age of 14?  When does a dream become a reality?

Director Biography

Gabonese director and screenwriter Samantha Biffot was born in Paris in 1985. She grew up abroad between Asia and Africa and came back to Paris to follow cinema studies . After working in several productions companies in Paris, she went back to Gabon in 2010 where she started her own production company developping TV series, documentary and movies. As of today, she already won the prize for “Best African Series” at FESPACO 2013.