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A powerful award winning feature-length documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe who are striving to maintain their ancient culture.
The Tarahumara are renowned for their incredible long distance running endurance and prevention of modern chronic diseases. For centuries, the Tarahumara have found a safe place of refuge in the remote depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. Recently, drought and famine have threatened the Tarahumara tribe’s ability to sustain their ancient cultural traditions.
GOSHEN takes you on a journey in the huarache-clad footsteps of these endurance athletes, highlighting the health benefits of safeguarding their way of life. Engaging and entertaining, GOSHEN will inspire you to take part in preserving the native seeds and running traditions of the Tarahumara.

Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz, are co-founders of DANA & SARAH FILMS, a documentary film production company based in Big Sur, CA. Dana & Sarah are the producers, directors, and editors of award winning documentaries that present vital perspectives rarely seen in mainstream media. Cast: Will Harlan, Chris McDougall, Daphne Miller, Mark Cucuzzella, Phil Maffetone, Mickey Mahaffey, Maria Teresa Cerqueria, Arnulfo Quimare

AWARDS

Accolade Global Film Competition Winner - Award of Merit
IndieFEST Winner - Award of Merit
International Independent Film Awards Winner - Documentary Feature
Prestige Film Awards Winner - Gold Award
Mexico International Film Festival Winner - Gold Palm Award
Green Unplugged Film Festival Official Selection
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Official Selection
Native Spirit Film Festival Official Selection

In biblical terms, Goshen is a place of good pastures. For centuries, the Copper Canyons of northwestern Mexico provided the indig- enous Tarahumara people with the food, ex- ercise, and community support they needed to thrive. Protected from the outside world, these subsistence farmers shared a lifestyle that also contributed to their reputation as natural athletes and endurance runners. A simple diet of the tres hermanas (squash, corn, beans), along with days of chasing goats over the hills of the canyons, made this remote area one of the world’s few “cold spots” for disease, with diabetes completely unknown. Now, climate change, draught, and famine have had a significant impact on this an- cient culture. Interviews with researchers and runners who admire and want to pro- tect the people, the land, and their traditions combine with striking photography and a New Age sound track to tell this timely and melancholy story. Footage of the graceful, colorfully dressed, and nearly barefooted Tarahumara in the act of running is a joy to see. VERDICT Recommended for general au- diences with an interest in the benefits and challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in an unhealthy world.

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