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Filmfest 2016 - Carbondale Screenings
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GUN RUNNERS

Friday, September 23, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Crystal Theatre
427 Main St, Carbondale, CO 81623

 

Gun Runners tells the inspiring story of Matanda and Arile, two warriors in Northern Kenya who chose to put violence in their past. As part of a Tegla Loroupe’s foundation to disarm the conflict-ridden region, they trade in their guns for sneakers and pursue the lifelong dream of becoming professional marathon runners. Shot over eight years, the film follows their progress as they work to make positive choices for their families and nation – Arile ultimately enters international marathons, and Matanda starts working in the political sphere. It is an urgent and uplifting reminder that cycles of violence can be broken with vision and willpower. United States Premiere. (Canada, 2015)

 

Director: Anjali Nayar
Featuring: Julius Arile, Robert Matanda

 

Run Time: 1 hr 29 min.