CSFF 2017: ‘Salluit Run Club’ Review

Salluit Run Club

Salluit Run Club is a short documentary about seven Inuit youth who travel to Hawaii to run a half-marathon. It’s not really about the half-marathon; it’s about their personal journeys and why they decided to take up running. Each one of these kids has their own struggles and it’s touching to see them open up to a camera to talk about their own reasons for picking up the sport.

There are many challenges that are a daily part of living in an isolated village and many are unique to the only people who live there. Running teaches these students discipline, helps them stay focused on their own personal growth, and gives them a way to share their story about how they overcome these challenges. The documentary feels more like an introductory video that someone might share at a keynote speaking event, but it is inspiring to see youth making a difference in their communities.

Rating: 5.5/10

Screening with The Boy Who Learned to Fly and Waterbabies on June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm. More info.

Canadian Sport Film Festival

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