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Runners High


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When teenagers from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country -- Oakland, California -- sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, character driven documentary of struggle, courage, and hope.

During a season filled with conflict and possibility, these teens bare their dreams, joys, tears, and fears. As several stumble under pressure in emotionally charged moments, others realize the journey begins with the power and commitment to accept responsibility for their own futures. Runners High shows that no matter what happens next, one season of training to run 26.2 miles can change your life forever.

[Original air date: Sun, Nov 09, 2008]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Filmmaker Profiles:

Justine Jacob

Read more about Justine Jacob, filmmaker of Runners High.

Alex da Silva

Read more about Alex da Silva, filmmaker of Runners High.

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Runners High: Crew & Credits

Directed by
Justine Jacob & Alex D. da Silva

Producer
Justine Jacob

Executive Producer
Oren Jacob

Cinematography
Alex D. da Silva

Editor
Joshua Callaghan

Music Score & Production
Marco d'Ambrosio

Music Supervision
Terri d'Ambrosio

Story Consultant
Jim Capobianco

Post Production Sound
Berkeley Sound Artists
James LeBrecht
Patti Tauscher
Alex Wilmer

Online Editing
Angela Reginato

Additional Cameras
Alex Black
Joshua Callaghan
Mercel Meyers

Still Photography
Andrea Ferreira

Production Assistants
David Sloane
Nooshin Navidi
Patricia Williams
Sarah Lavender Smith
Tiffany Maleshefski
Tina Cheng

Featuring
Ebony Smith
Frederick Jones
Marvyn Arevalo
Alphonzo Jackson
Spencer Hooper
Edgar Herrera
Sergio Tejeda
Alita Sanchez
Chris Becker
Len Goldman
Nola Turnage
Patricia Arevalo
Sarah Lavender Smith
Uzuri Amoni

Music

"I Changed My Mind"
Written by Tom Shimura, J. (Jan) Whitefield, M. (Max) Whitefield, and B. Baral
Performed by Lyrics Born
Published by ASIA BORN MUSIC (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of Quannum Projects

"I'm Just Raw"
Written by Tom Shimura and D. (Daniel) Nakamura
Performed by Lyrics Born
Published by ASIA BORN MUSIC (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of Quannum Projects

"Almada"
Written by Jorge Verdin and Fritz Torres
Published by Canciones Nacionales (BMI)
Performed by Nortec Collective
Courtesy of Nacional Records

"Tengo la Voz"
Written by Ramon Amezcua
Published by Canciones Nacionales (BMI)
Performed by Nortec Collective
Courtesy of Nacional Records

"Encounter in Bahia"
Written & Produced by: Rob Garza & Eric Hilton
Performed by Thievery Corporation
Published by GARZA Y HILTON MUSICA (BMI)
Administered by Bug
Licensed courtesy of ESL Music/4AD

"Shaolin Satellite"
Written & Produced by: Rob Garza & Eric Hilton
Performed by Thievery Corporation
Published by GARZA Y HILTON MUSICA (BMI) Administered by Bug
Licensed courtesy of ESL Music/4AD

"Esa Banda en Dub"
Written by Roberto Mendoza and Calexico
Published by Canciones Nacionales (BMI)
Performed by Nortec Collective & Calexico
Courtesy of Nacional Records

"Atmosphere 41"
Courtesy of BMG Production Music

Additional Music by
Joshua Hollander
Jenay Brown
Brandon McFarland

Musicians
Congas - Michael Carabello
Bongos, Timbales - Adrian Areas
Keyboards, Guitar, Trumpet - Marco d'Ambrosio

Produced in association with KQED Public Television.

an Ensemble Pictures Film
Runners High
© 2008

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