TOWN OF RUNNERS

By Jerry ROTHWELL

MET FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji – an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Director(s)
    • Jerry ROTHWELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Dan DEMISSIE, Al MORROW, Kristin OLAFS, Jonny PERSEY
    • Synopsis
    • The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life.

      Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, the film gives a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.
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