WinCatherine: A Documentary on Catherine Ndereba (aka Catherine the Great) Marathoner–hopefully coming soon!

by Monica on November 18, 2009

Filmmaker Stefani Weiss (who is sponsored by the artist supporting non-profit organization Fractured Atlas–donations are therefore tax deductable) began a twitter (@wincatherine) and Facebook campaign to secure funds to complete the film.  Jamie and I were lucky enough to hear Catherine speak and get her autograph (and a hug) at the Philadelphia Distance Run Expo.  She spoke eloquently about her marathon triumphs.  What an amazing, gracious lady.  Here is the (9 min) trailer that will inspire!   There are also photographs of Weiss and company making the film on the website. They include Catherine’s win this year at the Distance Run and a blog to follow the progress.  I hope they are successful in their fundraising efforts because I would love to see Catherine’s entire story.

From the filmmaker :

This is the fundraising trailer for Wincatherine: The Story of Wincatherine Nyambura Ndereba (working title) the inspirational story of a Kenyan woman who despite being born into extreme poverty, facing gender biases and other obstacles, put her faith in God and followed her dream of becoming a world champion runner, lifting her family out of poverty and finally shedding her childhood nickname of Crazy Catherine as the world has come to know her as Catherine the Great.

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