Spur hosts a free screening of the new film, Giants of Africa, seeking to answer the question: can sport really change the world?
About The Film: Inspired by the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, Giants of Africa exists to create those same opportunities for not only African youth, but also for coaches and mentors who go back to their own homeland to influence future generations. What began simply as a basketball camp in one African country has now spread across four nations: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda. With 50-60 campers in each country, we learn about the journey that brought them to Giants of Africa.
Lenard Monkman is Anishinaabe from Lake Manitoba First Nation, Treaty 2 territory. He is an associate producer for CBC Indigenous and is one of the co-founders of Red Rising Magazine. He has volunteered as a spokesperson and community organizer with Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO!), and is the founder of the annual 100 Basketballs initiative, a resource that has made over 600 basketball donations to children living in Winnipeg’s North End.
Uzoma Asagwara is an entrepreneur, registered psychiatric nurse, and founder of QPOC (Queer and trans people of colour) Winnipeg. She is a former member of the Canadian Senior Women’s National Basketball team and alumni of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball program, where she was a two-time Female Athlete of the Year.
This event is FREE to the public.
Presented in Partnership With
- May 4, 2017
- 9:00 pm
- Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg