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This Is My Moment
More than 10,000 cyclists have taken part in the Tour de France since 1903, but only 6 of them were black...
Biniam (18) is a promising Eritrean cyclist who dreams of becoming an international pro. Experts grant him a great future in international cycling, but in general we don’t see too many riders of colour in our pro tours. Europe is not in a hurry to grant Eritreans a visa, fearing they will disappear as refugees. With the support of his family, friends and teammates, Biniam fights against the social, physical and administrative obstacles he encounters along the way. Over two years, we follow Biniam’s evolving performances during the big African tours where he catches the attention of major European teams, which eventually results in a European pro team. Will we soon see Biniam at the start of a major European race, or is talent simply not enough?
Director Lieven Corthouts has lived and worked in the Horn of Africa for fifteen years. Having Biniam filming his own process, he makes this film in a co-creation process.