Running While Black
Vice | Adidas
Drone Photographer Trinidad works with Director Jenn Shaw om new release “Running While Black” on Vice.
Adidas and VICE TV are coming together to celebrate our differences, break down barriers, and create a platform to elevate Black athletes’ voices. In honor of Juneteenth and our new documentary series, Running While Black, VICE Media group and adidas are coming together for an all-day event in New York City with the Black running community, and you’re invited.
It’s 3-part series in partnership with adidas that changes the conversation in sports; promoting equality and highlighting runners whose shared identity shapes their daily experiences. The Ahmaud Arbery Foundation will kick off the series with a powerful remembrance of Ahmaud and the heartening story of how those he left behind have lifted up the Black community. Ahmaud’s murder has gripped the world through national television coverage and global protests, and this episode focuses on the legacy of Ahmaud, his mother’s drive to empower communities, promote safe running, and the foundation’s commitment to serve and protect the next generation of runners, specifically Black men and boys. The first episode will also feature Ashley Toussaint, a track coach and the founder of Running Edge 305 based in Little Haiti, Miami, and Russell Dinkins, a graduate of Princeton, and a five-time Ivy League Track and Field champion in the 400m and 800m who has focused his efforts on saving collegiate track and field programs. Check out the BTS with Drone Photographer, Trinidad and crew below.