You’re invited you to a screening of Town of Runners, 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.
When: Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Room 203, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (closest metro is Judiciary Square)
Who and How: everyone! Admission is free, but space is limited.
More info: Check out the Washington Running Club’s website at: http://www.washrun.org/2014/01/town-of-runners/
Many thanks to our friends from the Washington Running Club who worked very hard to put together this amazing event! It’s sure to be an inspirational evening.
Hope to see you there!