FREE festival pre-screening: Marathon Boy with The Ball

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 7pm, Innis Town Hall

Space is limited for this free screening: to reserve tickets, email [email protected]

Marathon Boy (2010)
Documentary / UK/India/USA / 98 min
Director: Gemma Atwal

Rescued from poverty by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life coach and operator of an orphanage in eastern India, four-year-old Budhia displays an uncommon talent for long-distance running. At once a folk hero and a symbol of exploitation, Budhia’s life becomes swept up in a maelstrom of media controversy and political scandal.

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Screens with

The Ball (2009)
Narrative / France / 4 min
Director: Fabien Corée

By day, six-year-old Yoji assembles soccer balls in an illegal factory. By night, he dreams the dreams of childhood.

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