Run Like a Girl

(Løb som en pige)

Run Like a Girl

The life story of Kenyan Visiline Jepkesho, who wants to escape from her poverty and low social status through her career as a marathon runner.

World-wide, long distance running is dominated by Kenyans, male and female. Medals are even more important for them than for other athletes. Girls and women have a very low social status in Kenya’s patriarchal society; marathon running is their best way of escaping poverty and inequality. Despite Visiline’s humble background, she has exceptional talent, perseverance and determination. She is driven not only by her will to win, but also because the future of her entire family is on her shoulders. Will she succeed in her competition with the other champions?

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Katrine W. Kjaer
Denmark, Kenya
2019 | 86 min.

Language: English, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Category

Long Live Life

Director

Katrine W. Kjaer

Filmography
2019 - Run like a girl
2012 - Mercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris

Katrine  W. Kjaer

Screenings

06. 03. 18:00 Bio OKO
DiscussionKatrine Kjær, director
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07. 03. 19:45 Evald
DiscussionKatrine Kjær, director
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12. 03. 16:00 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionTadeáš Mahel, sportswriter and runner
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