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Marathon Boy...

Posted 11-04-2011 at 12:18 PM by sai tyrus

My wife and I just watched “Marathon Boy,” an amazing documentary filmed in the Indian state of Orissa. The film follows Budhia, a four-year old orphan rescued from the slums of India by Biranchi Das, a local man who runs a famous Judo school that takes in orphans and has produced Olympians.

One day, as punishment for harassing the other children, Das has young Budhia run laps in the judo. Going out to run some errands, Das returns to find Budhia STILL running four hours later. This observation inspires Das to train Budhia to run marathons. What unfolds is an amazing story following the pair as they become national heroes. Their ensuing stardom sheds light on everything from poverty to government corruption, erupting in a climax that will sit with you long after the film is over. I highly recommend this documentary. Sometimes, the truth is more compelling than fiction!

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    Better than Excitable Boy.
    Posted 11-11-2011 at 06:03 AM by Agnostic Pope Agnostic Pope is offline
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    sai tyrus's Avatar
    What's that supposed to mean?
    Posted 11-18-2011 at 01:13 AM by sai tyrus sai tyrus is offline
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    Posted 11-19-2011 at 01:33 AM by Agnostic Pope Agnostic Pope is offline
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    sai tyrus's Avatar
    Ah yes. Good thing!
    Posted 11-21-2011 at 02:46 PM by sai tyrus sai tyrus is offline

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