The Longest Run



Irish Premiere


Marianna Economou, Greece, 2015, 74’

Jasim and Alsaleh are underage refugees who came from Syria and Iraq and ended up in a Greek prison accused of smuggling illegal immigrants. With unique access in the juvenile prison and court room, the film follows the two friends closely while in custody, during the trial and after the verdict through a narrative of suspense which reveals how youngsters are forced to transport migrants across the border to Greece while the smugglers stay behind and continue their job uninterrupted. If Jasim and Alsaleh are found guilty, they can be convicted to 25 year sentences. Phone conversations between the imprisoned young boys and their parents in their war-stricken countries accentuate the double enclosure that these families experience. No one knows how and when their long run will end.


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Marianna Economou studied Anthropology at UCL and Photojournalism at LCP in London.
Since 1989 she directs documentaries with a focus on social issues (migration, education, disability, urban life, religion, family, environment etc) and human stories. She has directed many independent films and documentary series for the Greek television either of Greek production or co-production with European broadcasters such as BBC, ARTE, and YLE.


Director: Marianna Economou

Producer: Spiros Mavrogenis

Co-producer: Marianna Economou

DoP: Giannis Misouridis, Chronis Pechlivanidis

Editor: Chronis Theoharis

 Giannis Misouridis, Chronis Pechlivanidis

Music: Nikos Portokaloglou




Thursday 4th Aug, 7pm, Cinemobile, Headfort House

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