STORIES FROM TURKANA MEDIA COVERAGE
THE LAST FIGHT MEDIA COVERAGE
“…My second impression was Jackie Lebo, film maker behind the movie on Kenyan boxers “The Last Fight” that won the Best Documentary. Jackie Lebo has built a solid body of work documenting the human side of Kenya’s sports stories and her award was dedicated to the forgotten talents, Robert Wangila Napunyi, Suileman Bilahi, Omondi Demosh and all the young men in Eastlands keeping the sport alive….”
#TheLastFight premiere: Film by @ContentHouseKe directed by Jackie Lebo shines spotlight on State of Kenyan boxing
BBC Focus on Africa:
An Interview by BBC Focus on Africa Crew with Ndirangu Mahugu on of the prominent coach featured in the Documentary ‘The Last Fight’ : Interview Here
The East African
Christian Science Monitor:
Why Kenya became a country of marathoners, not boxers
Nairobi News :
Documentary on Plight Of Kenyan Boxers Launched
This is Africa
“…Directed by writer and filmmaker Jackie Lebo and produced by veteran and award winning sports journalist Roy Gachuhi, The Last Fight through expert storytelling, moving interviews and captivating visuals, casts an eye on the deplorable state that the boxing sport in the country is currently in….”
Content House writer and researcher, John Kagagi, talks to KTN’s John Allan Namu on the history of Kenya Sevens Rugby and the team’s
chances at the World Cup.
Content House writer and producer, Jackie Lebo, gives a talk on athletics at TEDx Nairobi.
ZDF German TV
Jackie Lebo talks to ZDF German TV on the Doping Issue in Kenyan Athletics
“…Jackie Lebo was the executive producer of Gun to Tape and curator of Kenya’s Olympic Journey. More great photographs in the exhibition were by Robert Njuguna with one of them being a black and white photograph of Lorna Kiplagat, a former recorder holder in the half-marathon….”
HOTEL KIPEPEO’S BLOG
….Rudisha was driven by more than ambition and a lot of passion. His desire to win a gold medal in that Olympics is so much evident in the short documentary.Now a year down the line and the crew led by producer Jackie Lebo and director David Forbes, who captured and spectacularly put together this amazing work of pure creativity and fabulous vision of well placed shots, capped with the harmonious background tunes of our land Kenya, might be going on towards the AMAA award of the best documentary 2013.
THE BUSINESS DAILY
- Two new fascinating films take the cameras away from the adrenaline of the track on competition day to the rarely seen and talked about training program of Bolt and Rudisha.
- Writer and filmmaker Jackie Lebo, who has cultivated considerable trust within the athletics community in Kenya through her years of research on the performance of runners, tells the story of Rudisha’s preparation for the Olympics in the movie ‘Gun to Tape’.
- Lebo and her crew followed the athlete for months at the high altitude training camps in Iten.
- ‘Gun to Tape’ was screened in Nairobi on July 27. Though the movie ended with the two athletes having qualified for the Olympics, Lebo was in London to shoot at the games to add four minutes of the final outcome.
NATION FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION (SOUTH AFRICA)
” Iten, a dusty town with red dirt roads and famous amongst the world’s top runners, is acknowledged as the home and major training ground of most of Kenya’s world-class athletes. Part of this can be attributed to the work done here over many years by Irish Patrician Brother Colm O’Connell, who is recognized as one of the world’s top trainers of runners.”
HOMEBOYZ RADIO WEBSITE
…….Great job however to the guys who put it together because this Jacki Lebo produced documentary which by the way is called ‘Gun To Tape’ and which features the rise to fame of both runners has been nominated for a prestigious African Movie Academy Award…..