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Town of Runners follows three children keen to follow in their heroes' footsteps, as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood. Set against the background of the seasonal rhythms of this farming region, and the impact of increased urbanization and globalization on agriculture, the film shows rural young Africans striving to make their own future. A PBS Indies/Global Voices selection.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This isn't a new story, young people having to rely on their athletic prowess to escape lives of poverty while navigating the adversities that life throws in their path. What Rothwell demonstrates is how universal that struggle is.
Fresh: The documentary, a must-see for any runner looking for inspiration, only skirts the reasons why the town of Bekoji seems to provide such an advantage to its young athletes.
Fresh: A valuable insight into the roots of the sport.
Fresh: This amazing story might be familiar - it's one of those tales sporadically recycled by the Sunday glossies.