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Town of Runners

Synopsis
Feature documentary about the phenomenon of Bekoji, a small town in the Arsi region of Ethiopia, which produced the athletes who won all four gold medals in the long distance track events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The film was made over four years and follows the progress of the young runners raised in Bekoji who hope to emulate their medal-winning heroes and compete on the world athletics’ stage.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Sports science
Keywords
athletics; Ethiopia; Ethiopians

Online availability

URI
http://dogwoof.tv/watch/town-of-runners
Price
£2.99
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Jerry Rothwell

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.

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