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When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (formally known as GuorMarial) 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 andeventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Makerhad 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 a 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 theindomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.
Laemmle Virtual Cinema 6.19.20 - 7.02.20