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Town of Runners: Documentary About Becoming a Professional Runner in Ethiopia

Posted on April 19 2012

A friend on Twitter just sent me a link to a trailer for a new documentary called Town of Runners. As described on the film’s website:

“The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life.

Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, the film gives a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.”

Below are several clips from the film – looks fantastic!

Also check out this great video from the 2009 Ethiopian Youth Championships – lots of athletes competing barefoot and in sandals.

For more, visit the Town of Runners website.

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