The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Film Africa 2011 - The Athlete
Directors Rasselas Lakew & Davey Frankel
Thursday 10th November 2011
The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG
8:30pm, Tickets £9.00, Concessions £6.50.
Melding breathtaking archival footage with live action, this is the extraordinary story of the triumphs and tragedies of a man considered by many to be the greatest long-distance runner in history: Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila. The son of a shepherd, he became an overnight sensation when he won the 1960 Olympic marathon running the streets of Rome barefoot, becoming the first African to win an Olympic gold medal. But a tragic accident was to present this remarkable champion with his greatest challenge yet...
Dir. Rasselas Lakew & Davey Frankel, starring Rasselas Lakew
Ethiopia/USA, 2009, 93 mins
Print Source: Artistic Business Management
With a post-screening Q&A with co-director and lead actor Rasselas Lakew.
More information can be found on the Film Africa 2011 website.