'Six Day Run' premieres at the Rotterdam Film Festival
By Rupantar LaRussoauthor bio »
About the author:
Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.
'Six Day Run' is a short film by Finnish director Mika Taanila about the 2012 Self-Transcendence Six Day Race, focusing on SCMT member Ashprihanal Aalto who is also from Finland.
The film casts a light on one of the most extreme individual endurance sports dating back to to the 1870s. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible on a one-mile paved loop in a park.
Short Profile, Mika Taanila: Producer of audiovisual works Mika Taanila will get a tribute within the short programme at IFFR 2013. His works deal with the alarming issues of human engineering and urban artificial surroundings. Taanila specializes on the futuristic ideas and utopias of contemporary science. Besides his most important earlier films, IFFR presents the world premiere of his latest film Six Day Run in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films and his two recent installation works Most Electrified Town in Finland and Stimulus Progression (Rotterdam) at festival location TENT. Nominations and programmes at IFFR.