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The Runner    
The Runner is a film about endurance. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner who started as an athlete and became the symbol of a national liberation movement. Salah Ameidan is willing to risk his life, his career, his family and his nationality to run for a country that doesn't exist. He is from Western Sahara, officially Africa's last colony and under Moroccan occupation since 1975.

The Runner is the first feature documentary from the team at Tourist With A Typewriter, and is scheduled for release in early 2012.

This footage is for promotional use only.

Director & Cinematographer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar
Editor: Saeed Taji Farouky & Gareth Keogh
Location Sound: Brendan Butler
Additional footage: Hikaru Toda & Jo Metson Scott
Music: Saeed Taji Farouky
Special thanks to: Mar Garvey, The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, Goldsmiths University, Sandblast Arts.

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Saeed Taji Farouky