Runner – Film & Talkback with Special Guest Guor Mading Maker – Buffalo Premiere
Join Journey’s End for the grand finale of our 4th season of the WNY Refugee Film Festival!
We will be screening the award-winning film, “Runner,” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7pm Eastern.
FREE & virtual for your comfort and safety!
If you do not have an Ambassador Pass to the festival, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/RunnerSix Film
“When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (formally known as Guor Marial) ran from captivity in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression.
RUNNER depicts Maker’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to a world-renowned athlete, told in intimate interviews with gorgeously animated flashbacks of Guor’s upbringing, and culminating in a heart-wrenching reunion with his parents after a 20-year separation. His story is a distinctly inspirational one in which the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.” Join us for this compelling, emotional, and inspirational film, and be sure to bring kleenex, along with your popcorn!
Guor Mading Maker