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The Runner


"Running is part of my resistance. It's the only weapon I have."


The Runner is a film about endurance. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose journey transformed him from an athlete into the symbol of a national liberation movement. Salah Hmatou Ameidan is willing to risk his life, his career, his family and his nationality to run for a country that doesn't exist. He is from Western Sahara, officially Africa's last colony and under Moroccan occupation since 1975.

Writer: Saeed Taji Farouky

Director: Saeed Taji Farouky

DOP: Saeed Taji Farouky

Editor: Emiliano Battista

Year: 2013

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