Run Woman Run

In-person screening June 2nd at 7pm | Virtual screening and recorded discussion June 4th to 11th
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Beck, a single mom who learns how to reclaim her dreams, family and honour her life, all thanks to an unlikely coach.

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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

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Located in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society’s mission is to improve and promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals, focusing on the urban Indigenous community in Metro Vancouver.

Their approach to health is holistic so they can proactively address the social determinants of health rather than simply treat the illnesses they cause.

By providing trauma- and violence-informed programs and services, they create a safe and community-driven environment characterized by a “culture of caring.” This is an environment that is free of judgment and aims to restore the well-being of our community.

Indigenous culture is at the foundation of their approach to health and well-being. They incorporate all four aspects of the Medicine Wheel (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness) into their services, programs, and community building. As such, they can provide guidance through culture and create opportunities for individuals to move into a space of thriving.

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1. Purchase a ticket here or by clicking on the Get Tickets section.
2. You will receive an email on June 4th with information on how to watch the film and recorded panel discussion.
3. Run Woman Run and recorded panel discussion will be available from June 4th to 11th.

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BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
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