**To learn more about the project, please visit our website touristwithatypewriter.com/therunner/runner_synopsis.htm
The Runner is a film about endurance. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose journey transformed him from an athlete into 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 the beginning of 2013.
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Director & Cinematographer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar
Executive Producer: Mike Chamberlain
Associate Producer: Patricia Tobin Kubal
Editor: Emiliano Battista
Music Composed & Performed by: Joe Lewis
Production Manager: Marie-Therese Garvey
Location Sound: Joe Lewis & Brendan Butler
Additional Camera: Hikaru Toda, Jo Metson Scott, Marie-Therese Garvey, Toufique Ali, Farhad Mirza.
Production Stills: Jo Metson Scott, Marie-Therese Garvey.
Additional editing: Gareth Keogh
Additional Sound recording: Elhum Shakerifar, Marie Frisson
This film is currently made possible with support from CNC (France), The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (in cooperation with Sundance), The Irish Film Board, The Amiel & Melburn Trust, The Samuel Rubin Foundation, NRK Norway, the StoryDoc Programme, Goldsmiths College (London) Sandblast Arts, Underground Films (Ireland), Les Films du Balibari (France) and individual supporters.
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