Irene Jacob: Valentine Dussaut
“THE RUNNER” (2010, in-production)
The TRAILER for the long-form documentary, “The Runner” is now on YouTube >>
The story of a World Champion long-distance runner from Africa’s last colony, the Western Sahara:
… As he approached the last 200m in the lead of an 8km race, he pulled out a Sahrawi flag – illegal in Morocco and a symbol of the “Sahrawi Intifada” – and waived it across the finish line. Knowing he would be arrested on arrival in Morocco, he immediately sought political asylum in France and has been there ever since.
Since that day, Salah has come to represent the Saharawi people not only in major sporting events around the world, but as a spokesman and ambassador for their cause. “With each victory I achieve in running,” he says, “I denounce these violations on behalf of my people and I reaffirm my Saharawi identity.”
Sandblast has put out an information pack obtainable on: http://www.sandblast-arts.org/images/INFO%20PACK.pdf