chasing KEINO. 14 Jul 2011.

chasing KEINO. from Ed Vaughan on Vimeo.

Follow six distance runners from Nairobi, Kenya as they prepare for the US marathon season by training in Santa Fe, NM. The altitude and climate are similar to the runners native homeland. They work in teams, helping runners with weaker skill sets so that they can race more effectively. The money won through marathon racing is repatriated to Kenya. Rather than buying sports cars and bling, these athletes spend their marathon winnings in their hometowns — developing apartments that create local jobs or buying agricultural land to help the local economy and their neighbors improve their quality of life.

I directed and produced this film in late 2009. It was accepted into 10 domestic and International Film Festivals. It was given to President and Michelle Obama by US Senator Jeff Bingaman last June.

Published by William Vaughan

filmmaker, artist

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