Running is fast developing beyond a sport and into a culture that takes hold in any place, space, city or community in the world. The concept of guerrilla running was one well documented in “#BRIDGETHEGAP – THE STORY,” which followed 11 crews, nine cities, hundreds of runners – all with a penchant for off-piste runs. And now running is beginning to unite people in more ways than one.
The South Western Townships marathon was born just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa in 1992, when goals were defined by systematic segregation. Twenty years since the end of Apartheid, Soweto’s streets have now become an annual canvas for unification and celebration of freedom through “The People’s Race.” Berlin-based team WEVER/ELGERSMA created a story in collaboration with Johannesburg filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, which explores the expanding scope of belief within the nation.