Running Against The Wind

UK 15 Certificate
In cinemas
June 11, 2021
Buy it from
August 9, 2021
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Drama, Sport
From Eureka Entertainment
strong violence, drug misuse
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In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.

Two twelve-year-old boys grow up together in a remote rural village. That is until a single photograph forever changes their lives. Solomon heads for Addis Ababa to become a photographer. Abdi remains at home to train as a long-distance runner in the hope of emulating national sporting hero, the legendary Haile Gebreselassie. Ten years later, Abdi is nominated for the Ethiopian National running team and himself moves to the sprawling capital. He feels that Solomon may be lost to him, but an inner voice tells him to keep the flicker of hope alive and to search out his boyhood companion. In fact, Solomon is still living, but trapped in a world rife with crime, poverty and suffering. Abdi’s source of power is his running shoes, Solomon survives thanks to his wife Genet, the love of his three-year-old daughter, and his abiding passion for photography.

Last updated
July 1, 2021

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