When the ‘Calais Jungle’ closed in October 2016 the French Government relocated 6,000 refugees to temporary accommodation throughout France.

In one accommodation centre in Saint-Léger-la-Montagne, the refugees found unlikely solace in the local running club.

This is their story…

“When I’m running, I forget everything. The past…My life…You become free.”
‘Running Free’ is the story of a group of displaced refugees finding solace in a sleepy, mountain town in the south of France. This short documentary film, from Owen Cant and Cosmic Joke, looks at the stories behind the statistics and the headlines and explores the beating heart at the centre of the European immigration crisis.