EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SCREENING
Followed by a Q&A with director Saeed T. Farouky
“Running is part of my resistance. It’s the only weapon I have,” says Sahrawi athletic champion and freedom fighter Salah Ameidan, on whom this powerful documentary about the oppression of the Sahrawi people by Morocco focuses. Salah has paid heavily for his activism. When still in Morocco, his family home was repeatedly raided. He was blindfolded, taken to prison, interrogated and tortured. Since moving to France, he has been attacked four times by people opposed to his campaigning. The Runner follows Salah during two critical years of the “Arab Spring”, exploring what drives him to make the huge sacrifices that he does for a cause that is virtually unknown. Endorsed by Ken Loach as “a very important project”, Film Africa 2012 is honoured to offer the first world sneak preview.
Dir. Saeed T. Farouky. UK/Ireland/France. 2012. 94 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£6 / £5 conc / £4 memb / £4 child