Friday, September 23, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
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. followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Anjali Nayar.