TOO FAST TO BE A WOMAN? THE STORY OF CASTER SEMENYA

 DIRECTOR: Maxx Ginnane PRODUCTION YEAR: 2011

As Caster Semenya achieved her dream of winning the 800m World Championship, rumours of a failed gender test spread. A vicious and voyeuristic media storm erupted and Caster's triumph was turned into public humiliation. With world exclusive access for the BBC, this film follows the shy teenager from a remote South African village as she struggles to come to terms with what has happened and fights to return to competition. A heart-rending and uplifting story of a young woman who overcame incredible odds to become the world's best, only to find that her biggest challenge still lay ahead.

Director: Maxx Ginnane  Executive Producer: Teddy Leifer