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Directed by Gemma Atwal
MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner. But what starts in hope turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.
WINNER – CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2011
WINNER – Grand Jury Award for Best New Director, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2011
WINNER – Top 3 Feature Documentary Finalist, IDFA 2010
WINNER – Special Mention, Sheffield Docfest, 2010
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