Gabriele Hayes

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Gabriele Hayes was born in the former East Germany.  Since she wouldn’t join the Communist Party she was made to work in a factory making irons when she was fourteen.  After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, she was allowed to travel.  She moved to the US and now lives in Los Angeles.

Gabriele produced the documentary film One Germany, The Other Side of the Wall in 2011.  It examines the reunification of Germany after 20 years.

She also produced the feature-length documentary Skid Row Marathon about a Criminal Court Judge in Los Angeles who started a running club on Skid Row and trains homeless people, addicts and criminals to run marathons around the world. 

Gabriele has been a member of the Skid Row Running Club for over five years.  She runs marathons with the club around the world.