March 31, 2010
Another film in the Teaching International film series will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 8, in the Robert and Elizabeth Ostermayer Room in the Student Community Center on the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus. "Marathon," released in 2005, is a South Korean movie based on the true story of Bae Hyeong-jin, a runner who happens to have autism.
The film popularized the South Korean term for autism which can be translated as "self-closed syndrome." The movie follows the story of a young man with autism, named Cho-Won, who finds release only in running.