Salute 2012 TV-14 CC

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The award winning story behind one of the most iconic images of all time... The 1968 Black Power Salute when one act of defiance changed the world.

Starring:
Christopher Kirby, Bob Beamon
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

Salute

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Well worth the rent.
David
Absolutely a wonderful documentary for all to see, God bless these three men for standing up to the evil in this world, may we be inspired to do the same some day.
AL AMEZAGA
One of the best documentaries ever.
Leslie

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This and Guy Walter's book on the Berlin Games show what a travesty the argument that politics and sports are not connected. In the 200 metres final an Australian runner peter Norman surprisingly took silver. Gold and bronze, not surprisingly was won by USA and Tommy Smith and John Carlos. It was one of those key moments on world televised sport (remember kids this was before the vast media system where we would everything as it happened on our cell phone). But Mr Smith and Mr Carlos went on the podium and raised the Black Panther salute to acknowledge the political fight then in progress in the USA. I remember seeing it as a thirteen year old on television in Hemel Hempstead in England and being thrilled that sport, such a naff thing, had taken on a big political finger up to the establishment. But what did I know then other than commentators thought these two black athletes were dangerous and should never run for the USA again. The pontification of no room in sports for political statements. Oh please pass the brown paper bag labelled massive hypocrisy. Go back to the book on the Berlin Games if you want to find out how staggeringly political the Olympics was and is. But anyone all of us probably (except for the good folk in Australia who celebrate a hamster winning a trundle around a cage as long as its in the green and gold) were unaware of the third man-silver medallist Peter Norman. So this documentary tells his story and he too paid a high price for his support of Tommy Smith and John Carlos and did so willingly understanding the issues these two men stood for was bigger than an event at an Olympic Games. The story of the ongoing relationship is heart warming. Good on ya Peter, when we talk about celebrated Australians, you are up there with the best of them. Buy this, enjoy the sport but reflect on whether much of the corruption in the Olympics has changed even following the London success.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on July 22, 2012
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I'd never heard much about John, Tom, or Peter and their stories. In fact, when looking at the black power tribute picture I always kind of chuckled at the white guy, assuming he didn't know what was going on.

I'm so glad I watched this cause it allowed me to understand who Peter was. And it's a shame he didn't have a better legacy than he did. I also feel absolutely horrible for John and Tom as their lives were in shambles after the Olympics. I couldn't imagine making such a critically significant statement, winning the gold and being shunned by your own country. I salute all three of these guys. They are heroes. One of the best documentaries ever.

I'm actually going to get the tribute picture framed and put on my wall.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David on July 27, 2012
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Why haven't we heard about this documentary? Thank you amazon for making this available. Talk about heros. Well made documentary that I'd love my family to see. Good mix of the views of both races. Well worth the rent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor C. Lewis on July 6, 2014
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Great documentary. I saw Fists of Freedom produced by HBO in 2000 but must say Salute gave more in-depth information on all of the athletes involved in this epic event/picture, especially Peter Norman. It was definitely worth its price and even more in my opinion.
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