Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco

  • 8.4 10
  • 2015
  • 92min
Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco
  • Original Title: Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco

American ultra running legend Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse) lived and ran with the Tarahumara Indians in Northern Mexico. The Tarahumara (also known as the Rarámuri or the Running People) are some of the best long distance runners in the world. This award-winning feature-length documentary chronicles Micah's quest to promote and preserve Tarahumara running tradition by creating a 50-mile foot race known as the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, which was portrayed in Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book "Born to Run – A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen".

Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco
AWARD: Silver Award. Spotlight Documentary Film Awards/ Best Mountain Running Film. Ladek Mountain Film Festival/ Best Film on Running. INKAfest Mountain Film Festival/ International Award of Merit. International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality/ Best Documentary. Arizona International Film Festival/ Bud Greenspan Documentary Film Award. TAFWA/ Award of Excellence – Documentary Feature. IndieFEST/ Golden Palm Award. Mexico International Film Festival/ 

Running free, the ancestral origins of running 

American ultrarunner Micah True died in 2012 exercising his passion for running during a race across the Gila Wilderness. Three years later, director Sterlin Noren uses several video recordings of True and the testimonies of his companions in order to transcend the construction of a portrait of this great runner and rather outline a collective reflection on the spirituality of the act of running.

The documentary is intelligent and informative in terms of its narrative and is located in time and space around the Cooper Canyon in Mexico, where True dedicated his last years of life to support the Tarahumara people in preserving running as its most precious ancestral tradition.

Sterling Noren
Sterling Noren Director
Micah True
Micah True Himself

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