Join WRC for a very special evening of cinema, sport, and culture this January!
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji – an Ethiopian highland town 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 a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.
The event, including a discussion following the screening, will be moderated by Mahdere Paulos.
WhenThursday, January 30, 2014
8pm – 10:30pm Eastern Time
WhereGeorgetown University Law Center
Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Room 203
600 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
METRO: Judiciary Square
Who and HowRunners, humanists, Afrophiles, everyone!
Admission is free for all. But space is limited.
Where exactly is Bekoji?
Many thanks to our collaborators for this event:
- Mahdere Paulos Hirigo, of Freedom House
- Kayla Nolan, of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF)
- Edward Dudlik III, of the Hoya Lawya Running Club