Martial arts documentary: The African Who Wanted to Fly


The African Who Wanted to FlyHow 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?

Today he is a star of dozens of kung fu films and working behind the camera with Jackie Chan’s crew. But how Luc Bendza, born in a small Gabonese town, became a kung fu master in an art that didn’t count any African before him? This is the story of a kid who wanted to fly like Chinese fighters, so passionate he tackled his destiny and entered the legendary Shaolin Temple at the age of 15. His saga begins when he’s 10 and starts shooting his own kung fu films with his friends in the streets of Koulamoutou… 

PLACE: pllek, Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam
DATE: July 7
TIME: 21.00-03.00 | Start film: 22.30 | Start performances: 00:00
Afro veggies food
Luw Art Tara
The African Who Wanted to Fly (reg. Samantha Biffot, 2017, België/China/Gabon/France, 72′, French and Mandarin with English subtitles) with short introduction by coproducer Oualid Baha
PERFORMANCE: PaPa GoNi Trio (live)
FUNKY BEATS: Joss-Flo Selecting en JUS fred
ENTREE: party: free | film: tickets (€10,00) via or at the door.

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