The story of ‘Riding With Sugar‘ is one of triumph and hope in the face of adversity. Written and directed by Cannes Lions Gold winner, Sunu Gonera and produced by iconic film stalwart Helena Spring, the uniquely African story is a coming-of-age, feel-good ride about a young refugee’s quest for BMX glory.
The storyline of this must-watch adult fantasy encompasses a wide range of emotions associated with taking part in a competitive sport of this nature, be it friendship and a sense of belonging, the relentless pursuit of excellence or purely the resilience of the human spirits in the face of adversity.
17 years in the making, the film premieres on Netflix, on Friday, November 27, 2020. ‘Riding With Sugar‘ boasts a celebrated cast that includes Hakeem Kae-Kazim (‘Black Sails‘, ‘X-Men‘, ‘Hotel Rwanda‘), alongside breakout stars Charles Mnene (‘The Bill‘, ‘Holby City‘, ‘Ahead of the Class‘) and Simona Brown (‘Guilt’, the ‘Root’ remake).
About ‘Riding With Sugar’
Once a student with a great future, refugee Joshua dreams of winning a cycling championship as a means to finding a better life, but fate intervenes in the form of an accident that shatters his dream.
He is given shelter and a job by Mambo who houses refugee teenagers from all over Africa. When Joshua meets Olivia, a talented young dancer from a well-to-do family, it brings him into a world he has never known before, but her insights cast a shadow over Mambo’s agenda.
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