Galway Film Fleadh | 7th - 12th July 2015
Academy Awards Arts Council

25th Galway Film Fleadh Programme

World Premiere | Dir. Saeed Taji Farouky | UK, Ireland, France | 2013

The Runner

The Runner

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.


‘This is a very important project. The story of the Western Sahara is one of the great untold stories of the present time.’ – Ken Loach


The Director will attend.

Running Time: 94 mins | Colour
Producer: Ehum Shakerifar
Production: Tourist With A Typewriter, Les Films du Balibari, Underground Films Co-production
Print Source: Tourist with a Typewriter

Sat 13 Jul IMC 7 12.00
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