Runner

Canada, 1962

Film
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In an age when most North American boys have their eyes on a car, there are a few who choose the older ideal of fleetness of foot. Such a one is Bruce Kidd, Toronto long-distance runner, winner of national and international honors. Oblivious of the clapping crowds and the flash of cameras, he knows full well that in the long run it is the cold stopwatch that tells the truth. Commentary written by W. H. Auden.

Credits

director

Don Owen

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:40:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

32177

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Movement, Aesthetics of

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leisure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leisure

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Athletes

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Athletics

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Movement, Aesthetics of

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Running

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports

Music & Performing Arts → Movement, Aesthetics of

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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