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olympic games civil rights sports track and field


Release Date: July 17, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «The story behind the image»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Wingman Pictures, The Actors Cafe, Instinct Entertainment, Film Victoria, Australian Film Finance Corporation
Director    :   Matt Norman
Producers    :   Thomas Augsberger, David Redman, Dean Murphy, Shana Levine, Matt Norman
Writers    :   Matt Norman
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   1949120

The black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights struggle. Far less known is the part in that episode in history played by Peter Norman, the white Australian on the podium who had run second — and the price paid afterward by all three athletes.

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