In 1992, the year when the South Western Townships marathon was born, goals and frontiers were defined by systematic segregation and suppression. Twenty years after the end of Apartheid, Soweto’s streets are becoming an annual canvas for unification and international celebration of freedom, through “The People’s Race”.

This is a story about aspiring to expand the scope of belief in a nation’s self-perception.

Director, DP, Editor:
 Stephan Wever
Creative Director:
 Joey W. Elgersma
Additional Camera: Lebogang Rasethaba
Photographer: Henrik Alm

Isabelle Pohl, Martina Luelsdorf, Isabel Kast
Florian Staerk
Title design:
Lenz Meier
Public Relations Manager:
Bart Hendrikx
Voice Over: Les Brown
Music: Hans Zimmer – Interstellar Main Theme

Zonke Mthethwa, Ruby Commey, Conny Dreher, Dilim Onyia, Zama Mthethwa, Isabelle Pohl,
Minatha Condo, Ayanda Nkosi, Deirdre Larkin and all the lovely people from Soweto.

Special Thanks:

Isabelle Pohl
Paul Ward

Roland Limburger
Kathi Zimmermann
Itumeleng Direro
Ningi Mhinga
Mkay Frash

Stink Berlin
Martina Luelsdorf
Isabel Kast

Meik de Swaan
Mayra Fateh
Johannes Wetzel
Henrik Alm
Wandile & Wireless G.
Lenz Meier
Zonke Mthethwa