Rise - the Siya Kolisi Story

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | South Africa | 91 MINUTES | English, Xhosa | English subtitles


Biography, Sports

Leaders are born out of many circumstances, including the need to grow up fast. Siya Kolisi had no other choice in the harsh challenges of his upbringing. Trials and tribulations gave way to a leader, and fittingly, the first Black captain of the South Africa national rugby union team. Hear from the man himself alongside family, friends, teammates, and more, as they weave together the grand tale of just who and what makes the Springboks legend so incomparable.  


At times the life of Siya jumps off the screen like a fairy tale, with challenges external and internal paving the path for a success story that encapsulates perseverance. A singular story yet one that rings universal in its themes of overcoming, community, passion, and forgiveness. All this comes alongside stunning footage and intimate reveals from the Springboks’ quest to capture their record-tying third Rugby World Cup.––Casey Baron

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Tue June 13 - 3:30 PM

Wed June 14 - 9:30 PM

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Directed by Tebogo Malope

Tebogo Malope
Jon Day
Tebogo Malope, Jon Day, Ebenhaezer Smal
Willie Nel, Chuanne Blofield, Trevor Calverley, Ebrahim Hajee, Jimmy Reynolds, Michael Cleary, Gaopie Kabe, Grant Appleton, James Adey, Nico Nyoni, Greg Brand, Kris Denton, Peter Fackler, Trent Watts, Kilian Fragu
Haezer and Mandisi Dyantyis
Executive Producer
Vincent Mai
Consulting Producer
Lori York
Produced in Association with
Roc Nation
President of Roc Nation Sports
Michael Yormark
Siya Kolisi, Rachel Kolisi, Fezakele Kolisi, Nicholas Kolisi, Keziah Kolisi, Liyema Gqasana, Siyanda Mangaliso (R.I.P), Liphelo Kolisi, Vukile Kolisi, Trevor Kolisi, Phumweza Mtanase, Hannah Sadiki, Zelda La Grange, Bryan Habana, Black Coffee, Coach Eric Songwiqi, Eben Etzebeth, Tendai Mtawarira, Jean De Villiers, Robbie Fleck, Schalk Burger, JP Pietersen, Bongi Mbonambi, Rassie Erasmus, Phil Dooley, Joel Smith, Xolisa Velem, Emory Jones, Vincent Mai, Vata Ngobeni, Michael Yormark, Tamsanqa Ncwana, Wessel Coetzee, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, Vuyokazi Batyi Kolisi, Luntu Kolisi, Lifa Kolisi, Lonuabo Kolisi, Nomachina Kolisi, Lungisa Madika, Linda Kolisi, Lubabalo Fumanenzi, Lifa Xhalanga, Khanyiso Tshanga, Sbusiso Ngqeza, Nomthandazo Ncwana


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