2013 Edition's Long Films

Town of Runners

Town of Runners

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Ethiopia, UK
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 80 Min

    Director: Jerry Rothwell

    Screenwriter: Jerry Rothwell

    Cinematographer: Jerry Rothwell

    Editor: Alan Mackay

    Music Composer: Mulatu Astatke

    Synopsis: This documentary follows the footsteps of Alemi and Hawii, two Ethiopian young girls living in Bekoji – an Ethiopian highland town that gave the world’s greatest distance athletes like Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Deratu Tulu. With the narration of their friend Biruk, we follow the two girls’ highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, we learn about the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.

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