Town Of Runners (2012)

Town Of Runners

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This documentary profiles a group of young runners from the Ethiopian highland town of Bekoji. The area has produced some of the best distance athletes in history, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

The documentary, a must-see for any runner looking for inspiration, only skirts the reasons why the town of Bekoji seems to provide such an advantage to its young athletes.

Full Review… | June 29, 2012
Globe and Mail
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This isn't a new story, young people having to rely on their athletic prowess to escape lives of poverty while navigating the adversities that life throws in their path. What Rothwell demonstrates is how universal that struggle is.

Full Review… | June 28, 2012
Toronto Star
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This amazing story might be familiar - it's one of those tales sporadically recycled by the Sunday glossies.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

"Running is a way of life here," says one of the coaches, and that's about as satisfying an insight as this documentary provides.

Full Review… | July 15, 2012
Scotsman

It's a bit low-key and simplistic, but the photography is beautiful and the human stories are riveting.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Shadows on the Wall

The filmmakers achieve intimacy without condescension, and capture both heartrending hopefulness and sad self-delusion. An interesting if slightly limited corrective to sanctimonious Olympics hype.

Full Review… | April 23, 2012
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