Free to Run

Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media | 2022 | 31 min.

2023 Official Selection

UN human rights attorney, mountain runner and NGO founder, Stephanie Case, was training hard during the summer of 2021 to take on the hardest ultra trail marathon of her life-the daunting Tor des Glaciers 450km self-navigated race through the A’osta Valley of Italy. But weeks before she was set to toe the line, her life took an unexpected turn as she watched the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan, threatening the basic human rights of women across the country, including those of her NGO, Free to Run. As governments around the world failed to evacuate at-risk Afghans, she was thrown into crisis management mode, fighting to find a way forward for the women and girls of Free to Run.

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