OKC Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is the focus of a documentary titled “Son of the Congo”, set to premiere at SXSW on March 14. Followed by a free release March 23rd on Grantland.com. Based on the trailer, his story on film looks amazing.
“Serge Ibaka managed to escape the war-torn streets of the Congo and play his way to the top of the NBA. In ‘Son of the Congo,’ he returns to his native country, revisiting the empty lots where he used to sleep, reconnecting with his daughter, and confronting the stark reality facing Congolese youth. The odds are long, but Ibaka imparts his unshakable belief that a better future is possible if you never stop trying.”