Town of Runners
Screening with An African Race
In the wake of Ethiopian athlete Tiki Gelana winning the 2012 Olympic Women’s Marathon, come and see where she started out: in the small town of Bekoji, also known as the ‘Town of Runners’, which has nurtured many other world champions. This engaging film will take you behind the gold medals to the struggle of young athletes to make it to international stardom. Focusing on the stories of two young girls over three years, Town of Runners is as much a sport film as an observational documentary on friendship, family, and the sacrifices and risks one has to take to try to realize one’s dreams.
Dir. Jerry Rothwell. UK/Ethiopia. 2012. 80 min. Print Source: dogwoof
£10.50 / £9.50 conc / £8.50 memb