Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, was four when LRA rebels decimated his family's quiet life in Northern Uganda, forcing them to abandon their ancestral land.
The film accompanies Patrick during his last weeks in Uganda and first 2 years in the US, as his new life unfolds in unforeseen ways. The adjustment is not easy, and his tennis dream is threatened by the pressures of his new life, contingent upon sponsors and their expectations, and transformed by American culture. A young man straddling two disparate worlds, obstacles arise that put his status in the U.S. at risk. Throughout, Patrick is pressured by financial responsibilities to his family in Uganda, and a growing cultural divide with his Ugandan girlfriend.
Re: Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story on Tennis Channel
i'll have to record it during the next broadcast in a couple of days. i just happened to be flipping through the guide and saw it. surprised the tennis channel actually has something like this. unfortunately, they did not do a good job of promoting it.