Unreported World

Africa's Superstar Gladiators

Series 33 - Episode 8 Africa's Superstar Gladiators

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Summary

Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Jessica Kelly head to Senegal to explore the national obsession with competitive wrestling. It's one of the African country's fastest-growing sports and offers young men the opportunity to earn big money in a country battling poverty and unemployment. The programme catches up with some of the superstar wrestlers treated like gods and almost worshipped by entire neighbourhoods, as well as up-and-coming fighters pushing their bodies to the limits in the hope of making enough money to support their families. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Reporter Seyi Rhodes
Director Jessica Kelly
Series Editor Hugo Ward
Series Editor Monica Garnsey
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