Chronicle

Film Seminar
November 22, 2012

"Sports – the language of the downtrodden?" was the theme of the Center’s Film Seminar, which took place at 6.30 pm on November 22, 2012. The program included the screening of Tony Richardson’s "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (Great Britain, 1962). The film seminar is part of the "Sports and the City. People. Society. Ideology" exhibition currently displayed at the Center.

The life of the British youth Colin Smith has not been an easy one – his low social position provides him with little opportunity for self-realization. Athletic running thus becomes an escape for Colin, as well as his only opportunity for self-affirmation. The young man finds himself at a center for the "re-education" of difficult teenagers, where he is to take part in a five-mile run against the students of a "posh" school.  

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