Based on true events and the incredible life story of Johannes “Mark” Mathabane and adapted from his bestselling autobiography, Kaffir Boy, the film, is a coming-of-age, sports-themed drama of a young black boy in apartheid-era South Africa. For Johannes Mathabane, growing up in the ghetto-slum of Alexandra means enduring a life of humiliation and degradation in a place where days and nights consist of unwarranted arrests by sadistic white police, poverty, squalor, crime and despair. Through the persistence of his mother and the assistance of one white woman who believes in him when no one else will, he rises above his circumstances and escapes the life he was born into. It is a hard-hitting, harrowing tale of brutality, violence, sorrow, hope, inspiration and triumph…a powerful account of growing up in a world that many would not believe could ever have existed. Now this inspiring story comes to the screen, directed by Scott Hillenbrand, and produced by the Hillenbrand brothers David and Scott.