In November 2016 Filmmaker Kate McKenzie and I participated in the Marathon of Afghanistan in support of Afghan Women and Girls running for freedom and equality. Now The Secret Marathon film will be available to you.
About the Film: When the first Afghan woman stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan, she started a movement for equality that spread around the world. Zainab’s story inspired legendary marathon runner, Martin Parnell, to imagine what his life might be like if his gender prevented him from going outside to run. Martin vowed to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan the following year to support Zainab, and partnered with filmmaker and first time marathoner, Kate McKenzie, to tell the story.
To avoid making the marathon a target for terrorist attack, they must train, and travel to Afghanistan in secret, where they will uncover unexpected beauty, incredible hardships, and the amazing people who stand for change. This is the story of the brave Afghan women who are risking it all for the freedom to run.
Demand Film has partnered with the creative team behind THE SECRET MARATHON to bring a unique movie experience to audiences everywhere. Using, our virtual cinema platform (in partnership with Airmeet) you will be able to "meet" with other patrons, have a chat in the lounge around "tables" with old friends and new. And then you can join the audience in the "cinema" to watch the film in hi-def along with the chance to interact directly in the Q&A after the screening. This is not a pre-recorded event or "extras" on a PPV platform but a live streamed experience. Just click show times to find the best date and time for your time zone.
Please join us for the virtual gala worldwide premiere of The Secret Marathon from January 29th to 31st. Select your preferred date and time from the ticket options. All gala screenings will include:
Live pre-show fireside chat with a featured guest
Screening of the The Secret Marathon film
Live post-show Q&A with Director, Kate McKenzie and Executive Producer and Cast member, Martin Parnell
Get Your Tickets: bit.ly/3hGTefV
This interactive screening is a great way to start the New Year on a positive note and make a difference as $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Marathon of Afghanistan to help everyone to run free.
Thank you for your support,
© 2021 Martin Parnell