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Chasing Keino poster, 
        a film about a high-speed community, drawing of runners on a desert road
group runners on road Wesley in blue shirt Joseph in white shirt
 black box reading Film Clip that 
        links to a YouTube page with the chasing KEINO 2009 documentary trailer Director shooting Kenyan Runner

Follow six Kenyan nationals, members of the AmeriKenyan Running Club, as they train in Santa Fe, New Mexico in preparation for US marathon racing. The summer climate and altitude similarities to Nairobi are unavoidable, but their sense of community is inspirational. The Kenyans train in teams to help each other compete more effectively. Their ability to compete more effectively assures that more racing dollars are won and re-deployed back in Kenya. Those dollars help create businesses, buy land, build houses and help family and neighbors that have not been as fortunate. While making this documentary short; I realised: "I originally wanted to film the Kenyans because they are the gold standard in world distance racing. What I came away with was: they may be the ”gold standard” where community and philanthropy collide."

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 Commfest Global Film Festival Toronto Official Selection 2009 Official Selection International Film Festival S. Africa 2009 Nominated Best First Film South Africa Film Festival 2009 Nominated Santa Fe Film Festival 2010 Nominated San Diego Black Film Festival 2010
Nominated Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2010 Honorary Mention Texas Black Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Bermuda International Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Los Angeles Film Festival 2010 Official Selection Nashville Black Film Festival 2010
Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Marathon poster