Team Africa Rising’s Jeanne d’Arc Movie wins prestigious award!

Team Africa Rising’s Jeanne d’Arc Movie wins prestigious award!

Faustin Niyigena's short documentary wins big at Kenya's Slum Film Festival
Africa Women Cycling Kim Coats

written by Kim Coats on August 28 2016

Faustin Niyigena's short documentary wins big at Kenya's Slum Film Festival!

The Slum Film Festival is the first ever film platform-featuring stories from slums, about slum realities and made by filmmakers from the slums in Africa – and beyond.  It is a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers living and working in slums.  It is also an opportunity to show a range of films within slum communities who have limited or no access to cinema.

Rwandan director Faustin Niyigena spent time with Team Rwanda Cycling's first ever female pro rider - Jeanne d'Arc Girubuntu - to film her and her family and tell her story. His movie #fastestwomaninafrica came out in mid-2016 to critical acclaim and featured at several international film festivals, including the major Spin Cycling Festival in London.

Jeanne d'Arc is one of the up-and-coming female riders we work with across Central & Eastern Africa under our Team Africa Rising banner so it is entirely appropriate her film won the "Africa Rising" award!

To watch her film again, click on the below. Please do share this link via Twitter or Vimeo to help us continue promoting our work in African cycling.

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