Town of Runners

Town of Runners
Town of Runners

Year

2012

Duration

89 minutes

Genres

Documentary, Sport

Language

Ethiopian (English subtitles)

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For the inhabitants of Bekoji in Ethiopia, running is a way of life. Many of the town’s children get up extra early just to run. Over the years, Bekoji’s runners have won eight Olympic gold medals, thirty-two world championships and broken ten world records. Focusing on the stories of two young athletes, Hawii and Alemi, this thoughtful documentary seeks not only to discover the secret of the region’s success, but also to examine the feelings and emotions of the competitors, and how they cope with the burden of expectation and the threat of failure.

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This film contains a scene of real animal slaughter.

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