Kenya’s only ice hockey team has to overcome many obstacles to return to the ice and return to play after the COVID pandemic.
Benjamin Mburu is the captain and assistant coach of Kenya’s Ice Lion Team, the only ice hockey team in East and Central Africa, which competed internationally until the COVID pandemic hit. The team was suspended and the only skating rink in the country closed – but this did not discourage him.
In Kenyan ice lion, Filmmaker Moses Obye follows Benjamin as he brings together skaters and finds creative ways to maintain their skills and finances, revealing a rarely seen side of people’s sports lives. Kenya.
Moses Obye is an experienced short film director from Kenya. His work with CNN has earned him Emmy and Headliner awards and he has made a number of short films for Al Jazeera as well as other global news channels.