Refugee, basketball star, young offender, entrepreneur: the fast life of David Mowa
David Mowa is a soft-spoken, mild-mannered guy. Polite. Easy to talk to.
He's only 21, but already he's seen a lot. David was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, after his mother and siblings fled Sudan's civil war in the '90s.
His family came to Canada as refugees when David was three. His father stayed behind in Sudan.
When David was a teenager he was scouted by Florida prep school and he moved south to play basketball for them. It felt like his career was on the rise until a back injury permanently benched him.
David moved back to Ontario, but with nothing to funnel his energy into, he felt lost. He started dealing drugs and committing robberies.
But that's not where this story ends.
With select music by Stefan Banjevic.