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Evoking the Olympic marathon from Rome 1960, in which the Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila conquered the African continent’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and a symbol of the Africa that was freeing itself of colonialism, the directors have re-contextualized amidst Rome’s controversial rationalist architecture, a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to their freedom of movement. The film examines the complexity of ideological, political and architectural implications of Bikila‘s 1960 Olympic gold medal run to this day.
Genre Animation, Art, Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2018
Directors Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Cinematography Johannes Praus, Maroan el Sani
Producer Maroan el Sani
Co-Producer Pippo Ciorra
Production Company Fischer & el Sani, in co-production with MAXXI Museum of the 21st Century Arts
Runtime 29 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
 English, Italian
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Rotterdam 2019, Las Palmas 2019, Go Short Nijmegen 2019, Kiyv 2019, IndieLisboa 2019, Sydney 2019, Uppsala 2019, Winterthur 2019, Tampere 2020, Go Short Nijmegen 2020, Odense 2020, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020
Awards Short Tiger 2019
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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