Town of Runners & Talking About Rose 28 Jan 2016 1:00 min

Town of Runners | Jerry Rothwell | Ethiopia | 2012 | 86 min
The world’s best long-distance runners hail from one small town in Ethiopia. See how they do it! Long distance running is a way of life in the Arsi region of Ethiopia. In a country long associated with poverty, famine and war, world-record-beating athletes are the source of pride. Many of the world’s greatest runners hail from Bekoji, a remote town in the southern Highlands. In the Beijing Olympics, runners from the Bekoji won all four gold medals in the long distance track events – more medals than most industrial countries.

Nominated, Sheffield Youth Jury Award, Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2012

Talking About Rose | Isabel Coixet, | Spain | 2014 | 30 min
Juliette Binoche recounts the life and death of Rose Lokissim, a prisoner of Hissène Habré, dictator in Chad from 1982 to 1990. Opposed to the dictatorship, arrested, imprisoned, and tortured, Rose proves courageous and indomitable. Parler de Rose is a tribute to her memory and a dark portrait of life under Habré. The film is especially poignant given Habre’s eagerly awaited trial in Senegal this year.

* Justice Matters Award – Washington DC Filmfest 2012