The World Bank Africa Region presents "Town of Runners", a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.
The film follows the story of two young girls as they strive to emulate their local heroes, making the journey from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers, Dan Demissie and Jerry Rothwell, as well as Patricia E. Ortman, Executive Director of GGRF, and Donald Bundy of the World Bank Human Development Network.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
The World Bank
1818 H Street
Washington, DC 20006
The event is free, but registration, by July 24, is required. Please bring valid I.D. to present at the registration table.
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We look forward to seeing you there!