About the film
olympic games civil rights sports track and field
Release Date: July 17, 2008
|Slogan||:||«The story behind the image»|
|Production Companies||:||Wingman Pictures, The Actors Cafe, Instinct Entertainment, Film Victoria, Australian Film Finance Corporation|
|Producers||:||Thomas Augsberger, David Redman, Dean Murphy, Shana Levine, Matt Norman|
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.