Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2009
Duration 60 minutes
Type Documentary
Country Jamaica/Spain
Language English
Director(s) Miquel Galofré
Rating PG 13
Contact www.nicetimeproductions.com


In 2008 Jamaica created history at the Olympic Games. Led by Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, this island of just about 2.7 million people beat back all comers to sweep the track events and win an astounding six gold medals. In the wake of this feat, people everywhere were asking one question: How on earth do Jamaicans run so fast?

This affectionate, lively documentary attempts to answer that question, through interviews with the gold-medal winning sprinters, their families and coaches, as well as a number of Jamaican celebrities, including some of its top musicians. In the end, what starts out as a search for the key to athletic prowess becomes so much more—a joyful, uplifting tribute to a nation and its people.


Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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