Director: Daniel Gordon. UK, 2016, 90min
Emmy-nominated director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), Academy Award-winning executive producer John Battsek (One Day In September) and Sky Atlantic (Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief) unite to present the compelling documentary feature The Fall. The Fall tells the remarkable story of a South African barefoot runner, an American track-and-field prodigy, and the events behind one of the most memorable moments in sporting history – the 1984 LA Olympics. The film charts two journeys, from rural South Africa under apartheid and the rolling hills of Southern California, to the starting line of the women’s 3,000 metres. It uncovers a tale of betrayal and exploitation, of the blurred lines between politics, media and sport, and of the dedication and sacrifice required to compete at the highest level. It's a story that split governments and divided nations, but at its heart is a tale of two young women who, despite the turmoil in their lives, just wanted to run.