The Long Distance

ZOOM IN Student Film Competition
Daniel Andreas Sager
Germany, Kenya
2015
93min
Swahili, English, Kalenjin, Russian

Eunice and Felix, determined to run their way out of poverty, leave their children and families behind in Kenya when a German manager invites them to Europe to take part in marathons. Their early infatuation with Europe quickly gives way to disillusionment; despite obtaining good race results, the high cost of living and managerial fees leave their earnings at next to nothing. To meet the expectations of their families and their German hosts they must participate in an ever increasing number of competitions. But how much can their bodies take?

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 21:45
Művész
English Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 13:45
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Simon Riedl
Editor: 
Nadine Müller
Camera: 
Daniel Andreas Sager
Carina Neubohn
Julia Hönemann
Sound: 
Tobias Scherer
Music: 
Hannah von Hübbenet
Marcel Walter
Distribution info: 
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Film contact: Markus Kaatsch, aug&ohr medien
Awards: 
Festival de cine de San Lorenzo - Best Documentary (2017)
Zimbabwe International Film Festival and Trust - Best Director Award (2016)
North Carolina Film Awards - President's Award (2016)