Director: Matt Norman | Countries of production: Australia, United States | Year: 2008 | Length: 120 min
Language: English | Certificate: PG Cert

The picture of the three men on the winners’ podium after the men’s 200 metres final at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics is still considered one of the most powerful images in modern history.

Salute tells the true story behind this iconic image, that of American athletes Tommie Smith, John Carlos and the Australian silver medallist Peter Norman – three Olympic competitors who, in one peaceful but inflammatory moment of political protest as they received their medals on the podium at the 1968 games in Mexico City. An act of defiance that would destroy their sporting careers and become a seminal and enduring symbol of the Civil Rights struggle.

A true masterpiece
Time Magazine

The 2000 strong crowd gave a 10 minute standing ovation
Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival, Best Australian Documentary
Atlanta Film Festival, Winner, Best Social Documentary

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