Inspired by the book Born to Run, ten distance runners from around the world attempt to chase down the fastest animal in North America and prove that running was the first human weapon and the key to our survival. This is their film.
On the high plains of New Mexico, ten top distance runners are in hot pursuit of the fastest animal in North America, the pronghorn antelope, which can sprint over sixty miles per hour. With only running shoes and an embrace of the seemingly absurd, they test the controversial theory that running was the first human weapon, and key to our species' survival. Covering countless miles across the American West, this band of endurance athletes takes us on a journey of emotional and physical persistence that resonates far beyond the chase itself. Welcome to a modern-day "persistence hunt."
July 1, 2015 - Vimeo
August 1, 2015 - iTunes & Netflix
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