Run Like a Girl

Katrine W. Kjær, Denmark, 2019

86 min.DK/Documentary

Visiline Jepkesho from Kenya is a marathon runner. Her biggest dream is to win races and use the prize money to buy a house for her husband, Abraham, and 3-year-old son, Izmail, and to secure them a life out of poverty. The film follows Visiline through four critical years where she struggles to find her way in a conservative and male-dominated world. What does it do to Visiline and her attitude towards traditional gender roles when she experiences the rights other women have?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Run like a Girl
Danish title Løb som en pige
Keywords Kenya, Running, Gender roles, Families, Sport, Africa, 2010-2019
Director Katrine W. Kjær
Producer Ole Tornbjerg
Director of Photography Katrine W. Kjær, Martin Munch, Niels Thastum, Lars Reinholdt
Editor Anders Skov
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Appearance Visiline Jepkesho, Abraham Jepkesho
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Chili Film
Online release 12.06.2019, Filmcentralen,
Comment Katrine Kjær's previous documentary, 'Mercy Mercy' (2012), premiered in IDFA's First Appearance Competition and was nominated for a Grierson Award.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Chili Film
Co-production Kjærlig Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, Danida
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Katrine W. Kjær


Producer Ole Tornbjerg
Production manager Marie Louise Færch Nielsen
Production assistant Clara Tufte
Post-production manager Edoardo Rebecchi
Post-producton coordinator Inés Europa Crespo
Post-production assistant Laura Skiöld Østerud
Visual producer Zach Starr


Cinematographer Katrine W. Kjær
Cinematographer Martin Munch
Cinematographer Niels Thastum
Cinematographer Lars Reinholdt


Editor Anders Skov


Composer Jonas Colstrup


Sound mixer Mikkel Groos

Visual effects

Colourist Edoardo Rebecchi


Appearance Visiline Jepkesho
Appearance Abraham Jepkesho

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2019-03-21
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