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THE INFINITE RACE

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

US 2020, 70 min Director BERNARDO RUIZ
A decade after Christopher McDougall’s bestseller Born to Run helped introduce the world to the phenomenal athletic feats of the marathon runners of the reclusive indiginous Tarahumara tribe of Northern Mexico, Emmy®-nominated director Bernardo Ruiz (Harvest Season) offers an in-depth portrait of the community’s attempts to overcome external threats of nearby drug cartels and diminishing crops. The Infinite Race centers around the 2015 Ultra Maratón Caballo Blanco, an annual 50-mile race in Urique that Oakland-born runner Micah True started to help preserve and celebrate the Tarahumara heritage, as cartel violence risks canceling the event altogether. Ruiz balances a nuanced and inspiring portrait of the Tarahumara people with a compelling look at the ways their endurance running has left a mark on runners across the globe. In English and Spanish with English subtitles

DIRECTOR

BERNARDO RUIZ is a two-time Emmy® Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His credits as director include Harvest Season (2019), Kingdom of Shadows (2015), and Reportero (2013). Recently, he directed and produced a 5-episode mini-series, USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial, about the extradition and trial of narco kingpin “Chapo” Guzmán for Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

Film preceded by:
MERHAWI (South Africa 2019, 4 min Director JAMES WALSH)

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:70 min
LANGUAGE:English and Spanish
DIRECTOR:Bernardo Ruiz
PRODUCERS:
Bernardo Ruiz; Andrea Cordoba
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Victor Tadashi Suarez
EDITOR:
Flavia de Souza
PRINT SOURCE:
Eve Wulf
NOTE WRITER:
Joe Bowman