Director: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar

2013 | 94 min
UK | France | Ireland | Western Sahara
Languages: French, Hassaniya, Arabic, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

THE RUNNER is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose journey transformed him from being an athlete to becoming a symbol of the national liberation movement. Salah Ameidan is willing to risk his life, his career, his family and his nationality to run for Western Sahara, a country that doesn’t exist.

Finalist, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2014)Best Project, StoryDoc Program
Best International Pitch, SunnySide of the Doc
Grant Recipient, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture