Town of Runners

    • Jerry Rothwell
    • England
    • 58 min
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    Long-distance running is a way of life in the Arsi region of Ethiopia. In a country long associated with poverty, famine and war, Olympic medallists and world champion runners are the source of pride. TOWN OF RUNNERS is a feature documentary about young athletes born and raised in Bekoji, a remote town in the southern Highlands, who hope to emulate their local heroes and compete on the world’s stage. Filmed over four years, the film follows their fortunes as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood.


    Jerry Rothwell
    Al Morrow for Met Film Production
    Involved TV Channel
    ITVS International


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    Vesna Cudic for Dogwoof
    Festival Handling
    Ana Vicente for Dogwoof

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