Slice of Ethiopian Life

The 2012 documentary Town of Runners is a visually stunning story of two young women growing up in rural Bekoji, a village about 140 miles south of Addis Ababa.  For anyone interested in understanding today’s Ethiopia, this film provides a glimpse into the lives of everyday Ethiopians living at an economic level typical of the Ethiopian countryside.  The production quality is first rate, as is the story telling.  The film follows two girls pursuing their dreams to become professional athletes in a place where that is more common than one might guess. Continue reading