Run Woman Run
Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Alex Rice, Dakota Ray Hebert, Jayli Wolf, Lorne Cardinal, Sladen Peltier
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Beck, a single mom, lives in Six Nations, Canada. After her mother’s death, she abandons her dream of becoming a Mohawk language teach- er, and an unhealthy lifestyle leads to a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. The ghost of Tom Longboat, a sports legend of the early 1900s, appears to her. He teaches Beck to become an honor runner, dedicating each run to an aspect of creation or a special person in her life. With Tom’s help, Beck is able to turn her life around.