Not to be missed!

Not to be missed and not for women only:  on 8 December, 6:30 PM, Roxy Cinema, Wellington (and on other dates and locations, see list below):  a special screening of  “The Secret Marathon.”  

Inspired by the story of the first Afghan woman to stand up for her freedom to run, a filmmaker and her marathon mentor train and travel in secret to run with and make this film of the brave Afghan women who stood up for equality and freedom to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan.  It was extremely dangerous to run, to travel, to make a film, and now, more than ever in a time of crisis in Afghanistan, it was dangerous to participate in any part of this project.  This film will both break your heart and inspire you more than you can imagine. It was first released in January, and now is being re-released around the world with On Demand films as a fund-raiser. $5 of every Wellington ticket is being donated to ChangeMakers, Wellington to help recent Afghan refugees resettle in our city.  On stage afterward to take questions and engage discussion, we are honored to have Batool Arif, a member of the Afghan Community in Wellington and a Community Advocate at ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum, and Kathrine Switzer, legendary runner and activist for women’s running equality.

To reserve your ticket, view trailer and get more information:

Other NZ dates and locations:


Date: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 6:30PM

Where: Suter Gallery – Nelson
208 Bridge St , Nelson, 7010, New Zealand



Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2021 6:30PM

Where: Hoyts Te Awa The Base
Corner of Te Rapa Road & Avalon Drive, Te Rapa, Waikato, 3200, New Zealand


Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2021 6:30PM

Where: Hoyts Riccarton
Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041, New Zealand.



Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:00PM

Where: Rialto Cinema Dunedin
11 Moray Pl, Dunedin, Otago, 9016, New Zealand