2019 | USA | 21 MIN
Friday, March 27 | 8:30PM
Saturday, March 28 | 1PM
Tolassa was an elite runner in Ethiopia before being thrown into prison for speaking out against abuses to his ethnic group. When he was released from prison he fled the country to save his life. 12 years later, he’s a newly resettled refugee in Dallas, Texas, asking his case worker, in broken English, how to sign up for a local half marathon. This film follows Tolassa’s first year in America, as his ambition to reclaim his dream of competing takes him all the way to the New York City Marathon. Through his pursuit he finds more than just a race. He finds community.
Director: Andrew Q. Holzschuh
Paired with the Feature Film: Capturing the Flag.