• Imara
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2018
Format : Short
Running time : 6 (in minutes)

A young Kenyan's future as a professional cyclist is is upended following the loss of one of his legs.

The story of an ambitious passionate cyclist whose dreams of being a world champion in the sport live on despite his condition of having one leg left to race with.

A film by Samuel WANJOHI

Kenya & Rwanda, 2017, Documentary short, 6 min, Biography

with Samuel Mwangi

Country: Kenya & Rwanda
Type: Documentary
Language: English
Runtime: 6 min
Color: Color
Genre: Biography

Director Statement
Having met Samuel a few months back while he was passionately racing in Rwanda, it was intriguing to me when I learnt that he was back on the bike even after breaking one of his legs during the race. From there, I personally longed to watch such a story on screen and that's basically how and why I decided to embark on this project. The entire filming process was thought-provoking to me. Listening to Samuel tell of his ordeal and express his perspective changed how I view life and situations - and I hope that this film will have a similar effect to everyone who comes across it.

Produced by Samuel Wanjohi

Director: Samuel Wanjohi
Writer: Samuel Wanjohi
Cinematography by Maurice Murage
Film Editing by Samuel Wanjohi

Production company: Shark Flms (Kenya)

2020 | #IAmAFRICA Short Film Competition | Los Angeles, USA
* Official Selection

2018 | Riverwood Academy Awards 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
* Winner -'Best Documentary'

2018 | Kenya International Sports Film Festival 2018, Nairobi
* Best Short Documentary

2017 | My RODE Reel Short Film Competition, Australia 2017
*'Best Documentary' Finalist

2017 | Focus On Ability Short Film Festival 2017 | St Marys NSW, Australia
* Finalist


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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