Anti-rom com Run Woman Run follows Beck, a bereaved single mom who has lost her passion for life and her Mohawk language. What is Beck passionate about? Donuts, bathrobes and driving to the mailbox… Oh, and ignoring the ghost of legendary marathon runner Tom Longboat.
After waking up from a diabetic coma in the hospital, she also ignores concerns from her family about her health. Instead of rallying to take charge of her life, Beck runs away from her problems, alienating her family.
Alone and bereft, Beck has to win them back and finally listens to her ghostly coach, who ultimately inspires her to become a runner.
Along the way, Beck discovers how to be grateful and honour not only her life, but the earth and her family, leading her back to her calling: to learn her language.
– Rosemary Stager, Executive Director at Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society
– Asivak Koostachin, actor who plays Tom Longboat
– Moderator: Marlee Laval-Collacott, Policy Analyst at Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society