Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky
The Runner is a film about Salah Hmatou Ameidan, who uses his talent as a runner to protest against the occupation of his homeland, Western Sahara. The film suggests that the runner’s physical endurance is his political weapon. 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.
His work has been published by The Observer, The Telegraph, The Independent, Reuters, BBC Online and The Economist Group amongst others.
He is currently a TED Senior Fellow, was previously named Artist-in-Residence at the Tate Britain and The British Museum, and is Director of the award-winning documentary production company Tourist With A Typewriter.
Cinematographer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Elhum Shakerifar
Editor: Emiliano Battista
Music: Joe Lewis