A short film, released by Nike, titled ‘The birthplace of dreams’ documenting the life of South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
Narrated by Caster Herself, she talked about her journey from her humble beginnings in Limpopo to being a professional athlete to being an Olympic champion.
The short film ( directed by Lebogang Rasethaba) opens with Caster’s voice saying “all dreams come from here, they come from the dust. You dream it, then you do it.
She grew up playing football before taking on track and field’s two- lap event.
“I played under 14. Most people came to see me play, how I played because they know I’m a girl. I was fast, I played a fast game,” she said.
She attributes the support from her family for her journey to the Olympic Stardom saying: “Positivity comes from where you’re coming from. How you’re raised, the love you get from your family and their belief in you, you’ll always be positive, you’ll be a believer.
Caster Semenya has a running club in Pretoria and Soweto, which develops young athletes. To date, the club has over 60 young aspiring athletes competing in running competitions all over South Africa.
Her passion, sense of family and desire to inspire another generation is evident throughout the film.
Watch the short film here: