Town of Runners
About the Film:
Runners from Bekoji, Ethiopia have won 8 Olympic gold medals, broken 10 world records and won 32 world championships.
Town of Runners tells the story of two young girls, living in the 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.
This film is sponsored by MVP Health Care as part of its Healthy Living Series at the Little.