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Directed by Matt Norman
Australia, United States, 2008
Documentary, Sport, Biography


The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

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Salute Directed by Matt Norman

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Feature Documentary

Sydney Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Australian Documentary (Audience Award)

What are people saying?

  • mpho3's rating of the film Salute

    Moving. There is so much behind the scenes I didn't know. Of course, I know the iconic image, but I had no idea what these three athletes went through before, during and after that moment. Though it does have a made-for-tv feel, Salute is worthwhile viewing. Tons of archival footage and current interviews.

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