June 18th, 2012
Dogwoof documentary Town of Runners is now out to own - you can order the DVD today from the Dogwoof shop and other retailers, or watch online straight away via Dogwoof.TV.
Long distance running is a way of life in the Arsi region of Ethiopia. In a country long associated with poverty, famine and war, world-record-beating athletes are the source of pride. Many of the world’s greatest runners hail from Bekoji, a remote town in the southern Highlands. In the Beijing Olympics, runners from the Bekoji won all four gold medals in the long distance track events - more medals than most industrial countries. TOWN OF RUNNERS is a feature documentary by an award-winning director Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown, Heavy Load) about the young athletes born and raised in Bekoji, 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.
Extras inlcude the video diary of the coach visiting the UK, additional scenes, trailers and two other films - one with director Jerry Rothwell on the Making of Town of Runners and another short 'Road to Bekoji'.
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