The Secret Marathon (PG) ****

  • Page Views 952
  • Game Changer!

    Sports can be a great equalizer. News of some women participating in a typical marathon foot race normally won’t cause much of a stir. Ah, but if the race takes place in a country known for its hostility towards women that perspective can change dramatically. Get insight into the bravery some young women convey by watching The Secret Marathon. See a champion on the field and off strut her stuff in this courageous documentary. Available for a limited time over the internet thanks to Pender PR be sure to reserve your exclusive screening by going to ca.demand.film. The film will be shown on Jan. 29-Jan. 31.

    Good news travels fast. Any way you slice it Afghanistan is a dangerous place. Steeped in history, tradition and constant conflict and confrontation being young in this Desert Kingdom can be daunting. And if you’re a woman thing are even tougher.

    When News leaks out that Zainab, a young girl is training in secret for The Afghan Marathon it sets off shock waves in the local community and abroad.

    Far away in England an elderly Brit with a passion for running learns of this unique race. Not exactly the picture of good health but ready to lend his moral and physical support to the challenge is Martin Parnell.

    Through good fortune a Canadian filmmaker learns of this race and the story behind it. More surprisingly she meets Martin and the two forge a plan to film the actual race.
    From Alberta with Love, we go as director Kate McKenzie beefs up, slims down and does her best not only to film the momentous race but also to run in it. After months of hard training Kate makes the difficult decision to leave Alberta and travel to Afghanistan by way of Turkey, all going against a Canadian travel advisory no less. Once in this fabled region the movie really kicks in as we see the dangers of being in the race while exploring the local geography and witnessing various Afghan customs.

    Uplifting and inspiring here’s a film that shows people from different backgrounds and ethnicities (and sexes) can indeed come together. Running is like freedom and The Secret Marathon shows that if you are determined and true to your heart you can do anything.(Robert Waldman)

    For more movie reviews please visit moviereviewssite.com

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 28 January 2023
      5 days ago No comment

      Tinig Migrante By E Maestro

      Minister Fraser’s Pathway Announcement: “Disappointing” Migrant organizations, migrant justice advocates, allies, and the thousands of undocumentedmigrants all across Canada still have to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver onthe promise he made on December 16, 2021 to create a regularization program that willensure regularization for undocumented migrants and permanent ...

    • 27 January 2023
      5 days ago No comment

      Hop on to the Year of the Rabbit

      Welcome to the Lunar Year of the Water Rabbit! On Jan. 25, let’s wish formerpresident, the late Cory Aquino, a very happy birthday in heaven! Rabbits are cute, cuddly, joyful furry creatures and many believe to be superproductive, too. They reproduce fast, which makes them ideal to breed for ...

    • 20 January 2023
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Wala siyang ginawang mali’: Shamcey Supsup on Celeste Cortesi, Miss Universe Philippines future plans

      MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup commended Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi for a job well done at the recently concluded 71st Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up also stressed that Celeste should be proud of herself and that the Philippine ...

    • 20 January 2023
      2 weeks ago No comment

      The Menu (PG) *** Running time: 1h 47m Bon Appetit! By Robert Waldman

      Dine out on the antics displayed in The Menu. Now be honest, who doesn’t like to go toa nice restaurant for a good meal? All of us like to be wined and dined. Only the guestswho sign up for The Menu get just a little more than they bargained ...

    • 20 January 2023
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Liza Soberano is moving to LA

      Liza Soberano is moving to Los Angeles, California.This she shared through Filipino–American makeup artist Patrick Starrr’s mostrecent vlog where she underwent a transformation as Miss Universe.When Patrick asked why she is moving to the City OF Angels, Liza explained it’s a careermove.She said: “That’s just because it is much ...

    %d bloggers like this: