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Town of Runners

Synopsis

Town of Runners is a feature documentary made by award winning director Jerry Rothwell about young people from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele.
The film follows three children keen to follow in their heroes’ footsteps, as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood.
Set against the background of the seasonal rhythms of this farming region, and the impact of increased urbanization, climate change and globalization on agriculture, the film shows rural young Africans striving to make their own future.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
82 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Jerry Rothwell
Producer
Al Morrow, Dan de Missie
Co-Producer
Stewart Le Marechal
Executive Producer
Jonny Persey, Kristín Ólafsdóttir
Editor
Alan Mackay
Director of Photography
Jerry Rothwell
Music
Vincent Watts

Production Company

Met Film Production
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8280 9117
Fax: +44 (0)20 8280 9111
http://www.townofrunners.com
http://www.metfilmproduction.co.uk
al@metfilm.co.uk

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Company

Met Film Production
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8280 9117
Fax: +44 (0)20 8280 9111
http://www.metfilmproduction.co.uk
al@metfilm.co.uk