The Academy

In the remote and French-speaking former mining town of Thetford Mines, Quebec, a basketball academy is defying all odds by winning tournaments and producing NBA prospects. The academy, founded by Congolese coach Igor Rwigema, is made up of fifty boys ranging from 13 to 20 years old hailing from Montreal, France and French Guiana. While some dream of making it to the NBA like Chris Boucher, Montrealer and former academy member, all have to follow Igor’s strict routine, as he believes the academy’s mission is to teach life lessons before basketball skills.




The documentary was broadcasted on ICI RDI, Saterday February 1st at 8:00 PM.
The movie is now available at