“No more heroes? In FRONTRUNNER you'll discover one living soul defying the greatest of odds in helping her people and country.”  -- Peter Baxter, Programmer and Founder, Slamdance Film Festival


Technical InFO

:52 and :90-minute versions

In Dari, Pashtu with English subtitles

:52 version available with Arabic and Spanish subtitles  /  PAL and NTSC

Interns  Meena Basharyar Camille Goldberg Satomi Kato Laurie Mavica

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ABC News Video Source AWAZ Media BBC News CNN Image Source ITN News Archives NBC News Archives RAWA UN Works VOA TV Still Photography Bill Crandall Brian Liu John Monte Aaron Rocket Virginia Williams Afghan Folk Music Guru Honari Sayeed Hussain
Special Thanks to ArtiFact Studios Bay Area Video Coalition Patricia Aufderheide Alexandra De la Rubia Geralyn Dreyfous Karen Groce Judith Helfand Peter Jaszi, Esq. Penny Lee Wendy Levy Mariam Naiwabi Penny Trams Laura Von Shriltz Funding Provided by John D. Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation ITVS Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors The Tides Foundation Fiscal Sponsor The Global Center Special Thanks to the IFP
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Music Supervisor Brian Liu/Toolbox DC Original score written, performed and produced by Jerry Busher and Brian Liu at Blind Spot Studios, Washington DC  Music Engineer Jerry Busher Music Composer Jerry Busher Additional Music Composition Joel Langley Sound Design Lauren Dannelly Sound Mix Rob Fritts 
Colorist Lauren Meschter Location Fixers Fardeen Hussami Hameed Rossaly Location Drivers Jawaed Ahmadi Mobean
Transcription Anne Daniels Sharon Lawler Kunal Shankur Translation Meena Basharyar Halima Kazem Naim Khan Spozhmai Maiwandi Abdul Saboor Niazi. Roshan Noorzai Duplication Video Labs Post Production Artifact Studios
Henninger Media Services Outreach Consultants Kristin Fellows Don Wilson


Brian Liu, Nick Pimentel, Toolbox DC

Produced and Directed by Virginia Williams 
Co-Produced by Halima Kazem Susan Bryant
Executive Producer Rory O’Connor
Director of Photography Gary Keith Griffin


Steve Armstrong
Additional Editors
Matt Babcock Diana Logreira Aaron Rockett Vahid Brignoni
John Monte
Additional Camera Afghan Film Brian Liu Sheila Smith Nikola Stojanovic Jake Sutton Virginia Williams Sound Susan Bryant Kassem Karimi John Monte Associate Producers Shannon Guzman Aaron Rockett
Kunal Shankar

Field Producer Jacquetta Hayes Assistant Editors Diego Adamson Aaron Rockett Anna Starszyk Story Consultant Fernanda Rossi
Post Production Coordinator Diego Adamson Graphic Design Laurie Rihner Online Editor Larry Duke