Runner - Virtual Cinema
- If you are interested in supporting us during these hard times while watching great cinema, here’s your chance! By using the links we provide, you can watch these films at home and you will be supporting us. For each film you rent, a percentage of the cost will go directly to the Riverview.
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When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (formerly known as Guor Marial) ran from captivity in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression. RUNNER depicts Maker’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, told in intimate interviews with gorgeously animated flashbacks of Guor’s upbringing,and culminating in a heart-wrenching reunion with his parents after a 20-year separation. His story is a distinctly inspirational one in which the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.
- 88 mins.