The Runners

The runners1We just discovered this great, new short film about people jogging.

The film is 10 minutes long, filmed in Victoria Park, London, and features short interviews with joggers willing to be filmed and interviewed while running.

The film makers, Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley, wanted to find out what goes on in the minds of runners as they pound the streets. What does running mean to them and what can we find out about ourselves by interrupting them at this moment of vulnerability and clarity? So, after a few test runs, using a bike and trailer to carry the cameraman & microphone (due to strict vehicle regulations by London Parks Authorities), they sidled up to joggers and started asking a few simple questions.


“Why are you running today?” “Why are you here?” “What do you want to do with your life?” Each runner sharing their simple, personal stories. Because of sex, dementia, getting slower, hangovers.

The film shows the seasons passing by, revealing to the viewer the time spent creating the work. The runners answers are short and succinct. Well, we all know how challenging running and chatting can be. But perhaps delivered with more clarity as a result?

It is a fascinating watch. Take 10 minutes to watch it. Who knows, it may inspire you to run again. After all, all you have to do is go outside!

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