THE LONG DISTANCE

Documentary / 90min / 2015

A farmer woman from Kenya and a shepherd boy want to run their way out of poverty. Their hope is to be able to join highly paid marathons in Europe with the help of a German athletics manager. A journey into presumed luck unexpectedly leads to the limits of human capacity. How much can hope make you endure pain in the fight against your own body? A thickly woven network of dependencies emerges, in which there is no decision free of consequences for another.

INFO

Documentary

2017 / 90 Min / Kenya, Germany, Austria

Television: ZDF

Production: Filmakademie Baden-Würrtemberg

Funding: Caligari Preis

Distributor: A&O Medien


 

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:

  • Caligari Advancement Award 2013

  • Filmfestival Haifa, Docu-Village international Mentorship Program, Israel

  • No Fear Award 2015

  • First Steps Award 2015 nominated for best documentary

  • 11. Zurich Filmfestival 2015, Swiss

  • Nominated for the Baden-Württembergischer Film Prize

  • Film Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2016, Saarbrücken

  • International Documentary Film Festival DokFest Munich, 2016

  • One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2016, Prague

  • Beijing International Film Festival 2016, China, Nominated as Best Feature Documentary 

  • Documentary Film Festival One World Slovakia 2016, Bratislava

  • Festival International de Cinema Ecrans Noir 2016, Cameroon

  • Docs MX, Festival Internacional de Cine de la Ciudad de México 2016

  • Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2016

  • 16th Escales Documentaires - International Festival of Documentary, La Rochelle, France

  • 13th East Silver Market 2016

  • 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhakar, Bangladesh

  • Nomination für ‘Golden Kapok Award’, Guangzhou International Doc Film Festival, China

  • Filmfestival Les Escales documentaires de Libreville 2016, Gabon

  • 16th WATCH DOCS International Filmfestival, Warsaw/Poland

  • 18th Madurai Film Festival 2016, Madurai/India

  • 6th Colortape International Film Festival, Australia

  • ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, Le Mans/France

  • North Carolina Film Award 2016, Raleigh/USA

  • International Film Festival of the Caribbean Sea, Nueva Esparta/Venezuela

Team

Written and Directed by Daniel Andreas Sager

Cinematographer: Daniel Sager, Carina Neubohn, Julia Höhnemann

Editor: Nadine Müller

Sound Engeneer: Frank Schubert

Music: Hannah von Hübbenett

Producer: Simon Riedl

Comissioning Editor: Burkhard Althoff

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