The documentary Running for the Revolution, dedicated to the life of the Cuban two-time Olympic champion Alberto Juantorena, will be able to be seen almost all over the world from August, as disclosed this Monday by the World Athletics (WA) on its digital portal.
The world athletics website announces on its cover the international launch of this production, which had its premiere during the Havana International Film Festival last December, will be available on the iTunes and Amazon platforms.
If we ever need proof that sport not only reflects social and political trends, but shapes them, Running for Revolution is, WA President Sebastian Coe said of a material directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Craig.
Juantorena won the 400 and 800 meters at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and is still the only man with such a “double”, but also transcends for his work for many years as president of the Cuban Athletics Federation and the different international responsibilities carried out.
The current WA Council member is one of the most charismatic athletes in the world, committed to the social process that shaped him and the sport he loves. All these facets are reflected in the film, where several of the rivals of his golden age also appear and the political context in which he has developed his entire career is presented.
The life of the champion beyond the tracks, his friends, his facets of father and husband, contribute a human sense and bring closer to the man who in the world identifies himself as the face of Cuban athletics.
From August 2 and 3, the film will be available for the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and other countries in Europe and Latin Americaas well as in most Asian and African nations.
En video, Running For The Revolution – Trailer
(Taken from Jit)