The 25,000 Mile Love Story, a feature-length documentary that is one of the films screening at the 5th annual Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (July 10-20), chronicles the amazing journey of Serge and Nicole Roethelis’ Run for Kids World Tour. Serge ran the entire distance, while Nicole was at his side on her motorcycle with all of their possessions in tow. The 25,422-mile run circumnavigating the globe, took 1,910 days, or an average of a marathon every other day for sixty-three months.
The adventurers encountered many challenging conditions including extreme poverty, civil unrest, venomous snakes, extreme heat, snow and ice, and frigid temperatures. Both Serge and Nicole were stricken with severe cases of malaria and were robbed several times, to cite just a few of the life-threatening challenges they encountered.
John Davies, the film’s Director / Producer and critically acclaimed Writer, Producer and Emmy-nominated documentarian added, “The film is a multi-faceted love story that portrays a deeply personal and human view of a couple who sacrificed all of their worldly possessions to run the world and raise awareness for impoverished children, while pursuing the impossible. It is an extraordinary story of Serge and Nicole’s love of life, nature, athletic achievement and their quest to help others.”
The 25,000 Mile Love Story, sponsored in part by the Consulate General of Switzerland of Los Angeles, will screen on Saturday, July 13th at 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Independent Theater, 241 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles 90012. A Q + A panel featuring world-class endurance athlete Serge Roetheli, and the film’s Director / Producer, John Davies, will take place immediately following the film. Tickets to the screening of The 25,000 Mile Love Story and the other festival films are available in advance at www.dffla.com/tickets.
CONTACT: Elumines / Producer of The 25,000 Mile Love Story
SOURCE: Elumines Copyright Business Wire 2013