Get ready to be inspired by the extraordinary journey of Siya Kolisi, as he shares his incredible story in a deeply personal new documentary called “Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story.” This highly anticipated film, which has been meticulously produced for almost three years, will showcase a different side to the Springboks captain, revealing his remarkable journey both on and off the rugby field.

Drawing from his bestselling autobiography ‘Rise,’ the documentary promises to offer exclusive insights into the making of the man himself. It’s a story of perseverance, resilience, and triumph against all odds, as Siya Kolisi shares his journey of rising from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most celebrated rugby players in the world.

Prepare to be moved by Siya’s story of overcoming adversity, defying expectations, and becoming a true champion. This is a must-watch for anyone who needs a reminder that, no matter where you come from or what challenges you face, you have the power to rise above it all and achieve your dreams. Don’t miss the premiere of “The Siya Kolisi Story” on DStv in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa on 26 February, and be inspired to rise to your own greatness.

Siya Kolisi’s vulnerability and honesty shines through in the authentic and unflinching documentary, “Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story”. From his humble beginnings to becoming the first black African captain of the Springboks, Siya reflects on the challenges he has faced along the way.

Through the world-renowned agency, Roc Nation Sports International, this proudly South African production showcases Siya’s journey, uncut and searingly honest. Siya wanted to be “real” when telling his story, acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes and faces challenges. He hopes to encourage others to seek help and address these challenges openly, to ensure a better future for the next generation.

The title of the documentary, “Rise”, serves as a message to inspire others to rise up from any circumstance or challenge, while also honoring Siya’s mother’s name, Phakama, which means “rise”. Siya acknowledges the role that the strong women in his life have played, particularly his wife Rachel, who has been his pillar of support.

Siya’s love for his community is evident in his desire to showcase South Africa and the township where he grew up. The documentary will be first shown in the Zwide township, and proceeds will be channeled back into the community and various worthy causes supported by the Kolisi family.

Siya hopes to change the mindset of those living in tough conditions and inspire the next generation to rise above their circumstances. Follow Siya, SuperSport, and Roc Nation Sports International on social media for updates and insights leading up to the documentary’s release.


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