Run for Life tells the story of three Ethiopian athletes who participated in the Podgorica half-marathon in November 2007 and afterwards decided to stay in Serbia and applied for political asylum. When Zoran Molović, a former Yugoslav athletic champion found out about their situation, he took them from the refugee camp, found them accommodation in the village of Pambukovica and became their coach. There the athlets train, wait for Serbian citizenship and hope that one day they will run for Serbia at world competitions. Should they return to Ethiopia, they would face poverty, war, and even jail. This is a film about their expectations, hopes, and about their struggle with the situation, sorrow for their families but also about whether Serbia is ready to accept them.
How To Become a Hero
Film director Mladen Matičević has just turned 40 and realized that he is not satisfied with his life. One day, as he is in the throes of a depression that he has been wrestling with for months, he catches the Rotterdam marathon live on TV. He comes to a decision to change his life. Despite his age and his weight of 118 kilos, he starts training with the idea to run the 2006 Belgrade marathon in its entirety – 42 kilometres.