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Directed by Don Owen
Canada, 1962
Documentary, Short, Sport


In 1962, Canada’s National Film Board commissioned a first-time director to make an 11-minute, black-and-white movie about a 19-year-old distance runner who would later become an Olympian, and have legendary poet W.H. Auden—not Canadian, and not a runner—write a poem as narration.

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Runner Directed by Don Owen

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