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Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? (2011)

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Logline

'Why do Jamaicans Run so Fast' reveals how athletics and music have become ways to escape from poverty and violence in Jamaica.

Synopsis

Jamaica, August 2008: The island is at a standstill as people’s eyes are glued to television. Led by the fastest man alive Usain Bolt, Jamaican athletes are winning the sprinting competitions at the Beijing Olympics. They break world records and challenge all logic. No world super-power can contest the victory of this small Caribbean nation. This film is the story of the six gold medals that put Jamaica at the center-stage of the world map. It is a story that reveals how athletics and music have become ways to escape from poverty and violence in Jamaica.

Details

Feature (52mins) Documentary

Language: Jamaican Patois, English
Distributor: Nice Time Productions

Production

Producers: Nando Garcia- Guereta
Writers: Laura Carulla | Miquel Galofré
Directors: Miquel Galofré

Cast

Usain Bolt

Asafa Powel

Shelly-Anne Fraser

Awards

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY- MILANO FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST FEATURE-PALERMO FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST DIRECTOR-PALERMO FILM FESTIVAL FICTS MOSCU
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY- BARCELONA SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL FICTS ATLAN