Sleeping Warrior Productions, Quarry Island Films, Janet Wells, Nina Ruiz, Mwaura Timothy, Matthew Scholes, Belete Negusie, Vanesa Lorena Tate, Pablo Scoparino, Mike Brooks, Peter Raymont, Simon Holland
Set in Kenya’s Rift Valley, in the Shadow of the Sleeping Warrior mountain, this is the True Story of Africa's first female Lacrosse Team, and their Journey across the Globe to the 2019 World Championships. Transformed by the Experience, these Determined young Women experience Heartbreak and Joy, but Never give up on their Dreams. SLEEPING WARRIOR focuses on Sharon Opari - a beautiful and dignified 18-year-old girl who was given away at age 7 to work as a Maid, after her HIV-infected Mother was sent to Prison. Overcoming poverty, malaria and abuse, Sharon is Chosen to represent Kenya at the World Lacrosse Championships. Before Lacrosse, Sharon had Never left her Village and now we are privileged to Watch as she Travels across the World to be Transformed forever by her time in Canada. She experiences Joy as the Team becomes the Darlings of the Tournament, and they are adopted by the local Town (Peterborough, Ontario) and become mini Celebrities. Then watch her Heartbreak as the Team is Knocked-out of the Tournament. We see Sharon blossom as she Deepens her Friendships with her Teammates; but then see her Despair as she Realises the Dream will come to an End, and she will Return to her Life as a “slave” back in Kenya. Before and after Canada, we follow Sharon as she tries to Find her “real” Family. Sharon had always been told her biological Mother had Died in Prison, so we follow her Quest to find her mother’s Grave - only to Discover that her Mother might be Alive after all. Watch as Sharon uncovers old Secrets, and Encounters shady Characters, as she Perseveres in her Quest for the Truth. And when the Family she has been a “slave” for Threatens to “delete”’ her if she Moves out, we Discover that Sharon has had a real Family all along - her Lacrosse family. And with Them, she can finally be Free.