Designpreis Halle 2017 — »Time«
Kuesti Fraun — BEN

It’s four in the morning on September 24, 1988, and I’m a small boy sitting in front of the television. The 200 m men’s race at the Olympic Games in Seoul keeps me glued to the screen. For weeks, the competition between the most promising candidates had been promoted in the media – Carl Lewis against his challenger Ben Johnson. And it was all over in less than ten seconds.

One day later, the media spread that Ben had taken drugs – like almost every other participant of the race, as we know today. They betrayed not only the world of sports, but somehow me, too.

A film about running, about competition, big events and everyday life

Kuesti Fraun (*1977) works as free filmmaker and author in Dusseldorf, Germany.