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New Tarahumara documentary, Goshen, released

-By Scott Leitch

A new documentary was released on April 4 about the Tarahumara people of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. The film, titled “Goshen: Places of Refuge for the Tarahumara”, focuses on the now-famous tribe’s diet and active lifestyle.

The new documentary is about challenges facing the tribe and their way of life. Drought and famine have threatened their healthy lifestyles. The tribe’s diet and culture of long distance running is believed to be the main reason behind their low rates of ailments such as obesity and hypertension.

The film was directed and produced Dana Richardson and Sarah Zentz. The two also worked together on “Back to Eden” in 2011, a documentary on organic gardening.

The new documentary is available on Vimeo on Demand, a web streaming service. Viewers can rent the film to stream for 12 hours or purchase a copy for download.

The Tarahumara tribe was featured in Chris McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run and the author is featured in the documentary.

Also in preliminary planning is a movie adaptation of McDougall’s book starring Matthew McConaughey.