Town of Runnerrs

Documentary Film About Young Runners From Town Bekoji In Ethiopia.

The Washington Running Club will host the screening of Town of Runners on January 30th at the Georgetown University Law Center. The event, including a discussion following the screening, will be moderated by Mahdere Paulos, a program officer for Freedom House, and includes a panel featuring GGRF Executive Director Kayla Nolan.

Town of Runners is a 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.

When: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8pm – 10:30pm
Where: Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 203

Admission is free. But space is limited. Learn more at

Source: Tadias Magazine