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Title:Town of runners
Editor:Rothwell, JerryISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Met Film Productions
Geographic term:Ethiopia
social life
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNuRQnp47cg
Abstract:The film tells the story of two young girls, living in Bekoji, a rural town in the highlands of central Ethiopia, which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. 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 an insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]