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The Secret Marathon | Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Sport and Development

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Screening of “The Secret Marathon”
(15:00 to 16:20 EST)

“This is the story of the brave Afghan women who are risking it all for the freedom to run.”

The film is inspired by Zainab, the first Afghan woman who ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan. Marathon runner, Martin Parnell, vowed to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan with Zainab, and partnered with filmmaker and first time marathoner, Kate McKenzie, to tell the story.
***NOTE: Event participation will be limited to 50 attendees.
Panel Discussion on Sport and Development
(16:20 EST to 17:00 EST)

Stephanie Case (Director, Free to Run)
Megan Chawansky (Otterbein University)
Zahra Nader (PhD Candidate, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, York University)
Holly Thorpe (University of Waikato)

Moderator: Lyndsay Hayhurst (York University)
This event is presented by the York Centre for Asian Research and the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University.


Apr 22 2021


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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