Germany, Italy documentary, experimental, 2018, 29’

Evoking the Olympic marathon in Rome 1960 in which Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won Africa’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and symbol of an Africa freeing itself from colonialism in the process, the artists have re-contextualised this amidst Rome’s controversial rationalist architecture as a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to freedom of movement.

Director: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer
Screenplay: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer
Cinematography: Johannes Praus, Maroan el Sani
Editing: Nina Fischer
Animation: Jan Gieseking
Sound: Bernhard Köpke
Featuring: Soumalia Makadji
Production: Nina Fischer