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Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story (2008)

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SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis. ... See full summary »

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SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis. Patrick was four when rebels decimated his family's farm and murdered his brother. A harrowing childhood, a stint in a miserable camp for the internally displaced, and a stubborn desire to help his dispossessed family have driven Patrick throughout his subsequent, improbable rise to Davis Cup competition and eventually to the United States, where he continues to train towards a spot on the ATP tour while pursuing a college degree. Accompanying Patrick during his last weeks in Uganda and his first year in the United States, Rex Miller documents Patrick's new life as it unfolds in unforeseen ways, from the thrills of elite competition to the challenge of navigating a new life contingent upon sponsors and transformed by American culture. Throughout, Patrick is haunted by his life in Uganda, from a ... Written by Rex Miller

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SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story is a feature-length documentary that follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis.


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