This Is My Moment is a documentary about Biniam, a young Eritrean cyclist, who wants to become the first black African to win a major race in Europe. We see how Biniam grows into an (inter)national cycling hero in one of the world's most isolated countries.
Biniam (18) is a promising Eritrean cyclist who dreams of becoming an international pro. Experts predict a great future for him, but in general there are not too many riders of colour in our pro tours. Europe is not in a hurry to grant Eritreans a visa, nor to other Africans, fearing they will disappear as refugees. With the support of his family, friends and teammates, Biniam fights against the social, physical and administrative obstacles he encounters along the way. Over two years, we follow Biniam’s evolving performances during the big African tours where he catches the attention of top European teams, which eventually results in a European pro team. Will we soon see Biniam at the start of a major European race, or is talent simply not enough?