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Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? Miquel Galofré, Fernando Garcia Guereta 2009 | Jamaica, Spain | English |
| Feature Documentary

In 2008 Jamaica created history at the Olympic Games. Led by Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, this island of just about 2.7 million people beat back all comers to sweep the track events and win an astounding six gold medals. In the wake of this feat, people everywhere were asking one question: How on earth do Jamaicans run so fast? This affectionate, lively documentary attempts to answer that question, through interviews with the gold-medal winning sprinters, their families and coaches, as well as a number of Jamaican celebrities, including some of its top musicians. In the end, what starts out as a search for the key to athletic prowess becomes so much more—a joyful, uplifting tribute to a nation and its people.

Produced by : Fernando Garcia Guereta

Cast: Usain Bolt, Etana, Shelly Ann Fraser, Vybz Kartel

Awards: "Guirlande d’honour best documentaré" - Milan International Film Festival, Italy, 2009.

"Best film" and "Best Director" - Palermo Film Festival, Italy, 2009.

"Best Feature Documentary" - Barcelona Sports Festival, Spain, 2010.

"Best Olympics movie" - Moscow Film Festival, Russian, 2010.

"Best editor" - Litzec Film Festival, Russian, 2010.

  • keywords:
  • sports and education, nationalism, Jamaica, yams, competitions, track and field, music, athletes, Olympics