RUNNER – Cottonwood Documentary Series



Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903

Event Description

Join us Thu May 30th inside the Cottonwood Center for the Arts for our screening of RUNNER, winner of 11 film festival awards!

Tickets are $5 and we encourage you to buy online, as we have very limited seating. More info and tickets:
RUNNER (2019, 1h 28m)
When he was only 8 years old, Guor Mading Maker (formally 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 yet 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 the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.

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Public performance licensing from Bullfrog Communities.



Event Contact

Independent Film Society of Colorado


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