Magazine article Screen International

Desert Runners to Premiere at Edinburgh

Magazine article Screen International

Desert Runners to Premiere at Edinburgh

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Smush Media's ultramarathon documentary to receive its world premiere at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Desert Runners, produced in association with Salty Features and Spoken Media, follows a diverse cast of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete the four toughest ultramarathon races on Earth.

Directed, produced and edited by Jennifer Steinman, it has been produced by Oscar-winning producer Yael Melamede and Diana Iles Parker.

"Desert Runners is about running, but it is also about so much more," said Steinman.

"It's an exploration into the perceived limitations that people place upon themselves, and the mind-set necessary for some people to complete 'impossible' challenges."

Desert Runners follows Steinman's previous Motherland; which won an Emerging Visions Audience Award at SXSW. …

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