Atletu (The Athlete)
- Ethiopia / US / Germany
- 1h 32min
- Directed by: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew
- Written by: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew, Mikael Aemiro Awake
- Cast: Rasselas Lakew
- Language: Amharic
- UK release: 29 June 2012
This intriguing and elegant hybrid of documentary and biopic tells the inspiring story of the Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who in 1960 became the first African athlete to win gold at the Olympics.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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