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The Athlete, Palm Springs 2011

The Athlete Atletu Ethiopia, 2009, 93 Minute Running Time Additional Countries: Germany/USA Topics: African Interest, Biopic, Drama, Sports Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film Language: Amharic English Sub-Titles Marathoner Abebe Bikila, the first black African to win an Olympic gold, ran his gold medal marathon barefoot. Impressive, sure, but Bikila's story becomes truly remarkable following an accident that leaves him unable to walk. From Bikila'...

The Athlete, Palm Springs 2011

Beautiful documentary style narrative portrayal of Olympic gold medal winner Abebe Bikila played by newcomer actor Rasselas Lakew.   IMDB SUMMARY Plot Summary Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the contin

Ethiopian Oscar Contender Set For Palm Springs

  The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the first major film event of the 2011 film calendar, is known, among other things, for its embrace of films being considered for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The Festival routinely screens most of the films eligible, screening the films that the countries themselves have put forward for nomination. This offers a wide and diverting survey of the state of world cinema. One interesting title this yea...

"Legends of the Marathon"

"Grete Waitz, of Norway won the NYC Marathon a record nine times, and she leads a roster of legends and champions honored as the "Marathoners of the Decades" as part of the celebration of the 40gh running of the NYC Marathon.  The winners were chosen for their accomplishments in NY and the lasting legacy of their triumphs in the sport of long-distance running.  Waitz has set world records in the 3,000 meter, 8 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 15 kilometer, 10 mile and the marathon.  Sh...


Exceptional “world preview” at “Sport Movies & Tv 2009”: October 30th at 5.30 p.m., in the occasion of the “Opening Ceremony” at Grattacielo Pirelli (Piazza Duca d’Aosta 1 - Milano) “The Everlasting Flame: Beijing Olympics 2008”, the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Official Movie, will be presented from the Chinese director Gu Jun (invitation enclosed at the bottom). Italy was chosen to present the 22nd movie in the history of the Games to the presence of the maximum Sport Authorit...

Sport Movies & Tv 2007 Awards

The special guests at the “Award Ceremony” of “Sport Movies & Tv 2007 - 25th Milano International FICTS Festival“, are the HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan to which has been assigned the “Special Award” for the video “Peace Through Sport” and older of the world pole vault record and Olympic champion, the Russian Yelena Isinbayeva awarded with the “Guirlande d’Honneur” as “Personality of the year”.“Guirlande d’Honneur” for the Spirit Olympic Section to “Doe...