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RUNNER

Friday, Jun 19 (All day) to Thursday, Jul 9 (All day)

QUARANTINE CINEMA OFFERING

AVAILABLE STARTING JUNE 19 

A refugee marathoner sets out to be South Sudan’s first Olympian against all odds.

When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (known as Guor Marial) ran from capture in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression.

Runner depicts Maker’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, told in intimate interviews with gorgeously animated flashbacks of Guor’s upbringing and culminating in a heart-wrenching reunion with his parents after a 20-year separation. His story is a distinctly inspirational one in which the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.

Director: Bill Gallagher

US | In English | 2020 | Documentary | 88 minutes | NR 

Saturday June 20th 9pm US Eastern (World Refugee Day).

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