The Long Distance

a film by Daniel Andreas Sager

The Long Distance

Germany | 2015 | 90:00 min

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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. Running as a key to money, connecting human fates spanning two continents. 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.
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
Cast and Crew
  • Director Daniel Andreas Sager
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Co-Production Company
Tondowski Films
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
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