Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, The Venue

Gun Runners

Gun Runners

  • Anjali Nayar
  • 90 minutes
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, The Venue
Sponsored by Kawartha Ploughshares

Trading in arms for shoes: Kenyan men give up their guns to become champion runners

When it comes to world-class marathoners, Kenyans in the Rift Valley are considered the cream of the crop. Julius Arile and Robert Matanda are not running for fame and fortune – they are running for their lives. Former warriors who thrived by terrorizing the North Kenyan countryside have now traded their rifles for sneakers. Years of fleeing from the police have prepared the men for running marathon distances. But do they have what it takes to overcome the corruption, mistrust and jealousy that threaten to derail their careers?