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  • Actors: Peter Norman, Tommie Smith, John Carlos
  • Directors: Matt Norman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 30 July 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007RO8WWA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,734 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The picture of the three men on the winner's podium after the men's 200 metre 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, the story 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, would destroy their sporting careers and become a seminal and enduring symbol of the Civil Rights struggle.

"A truly astonishing slice of partially forgotten history"--Evening Standard, Derek Malcolm

"Fascinating personal testimony from an iconic moment when sporting hopes collided with political ideals"--The Express, Allan Hunter

"Uplifting and inspiring"--Daily Mirror, David Edwards

"A startling film which tells a story hugely deserving of a wider audience" *****--Best For Film

"Salute is much more than a sports documentary, it's the story of true heroes, men who used a moment in time to change the world"--ITV Sport, Tony Pastor

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A moving, compelling, corageous and glorious documentary, yet also very intimate and respectful.
Who is the white guy standing near to the 2 black heroes of one of the most famous pictures of 20th century?
Not just a white guy, but an untold hero.
Probably the one who least benefited from what was done in that occasion, but a silent normal guy who did what everyone should: standing for justice, without showing off.

This film is an attempt to let us know about him, and about the 2 black guys who, along with him, shared a glorious moment and as well suffered all the consequences of their act: being banned forever from sport and society, from media and social acceptance.

A simple documentary yet very true and effective, where words from protagonists and witnesses do better than any visual stylish idea. The director, as well as the protagonist, preferred not to show off, and rather be essential.
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Brilliant. A story that needed to be told! I am not sure who comes out of this worst, America The IOC or Australia. Great job Matt Norman you are obviously very proud of your uncle Peter. If there were more human beings like Peter the world would be a better place, thank you for sharing.
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Amazing true story from the 1968 olympics in Mexico City,where two Afro ~ American athletes and there fellow white Australian athlete would make a silent but effective statement,that would become a iconic image to this day,with interviews with the partipating athletes in the protest Americans John Carlos (US)/Gold,Peter Norman (Aus)Silver,Tommie Smith (US)Bronze,with the life changing events that changed their lives forever and the protest that United 3 men together from different sides of the world,would unite them together in history forever.
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Salute was just what we wanted, a film depicting the Olympics in Mexico City at a time of Racial discrimination and tension in 1968. It's a straightforward documentary of events at the time. Swift and effective delivery as always.
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And 100 times more -BRAVO!
1.For director -Mat Norman-for very interesting film.
2.For Tommie Smith- for his great sport talent.
3 For Peter Norman - for australian 200 m record- not beaten till today.
4. But mostly for all three winners-for their ATTITUDE.
You can be sure that I'll teach my 1 year old son-on other part of the glob, where we live- and let him know those great history- which happened over 40 years ago in Mexico. He will know, and his children will know.
Others person from that film- a..holes like Av. Br. (Olimpic comitee boss for 20 years) and some Australian, who blocked Peter Norman to participate in next-1972 Olimpic games, and even did not invited him for Sidney Olimpic Games are NOT WORTH to mention in that lesson.
It's demagogy saying that sport has nothing to do with other fields- including politics. It has- having gretaest (milions) audience you can ever reach, sport events served for interest of Greeks, then Hitler, and also Argentina football mundial 1978 (to "poromote" vision of general/president V.), plus boycot of Moscow 1980 Olimpic Games (by USA), plus boycot of Los Angeles Olimpic Games (by East European countries), plus ice hockey battle USA vs CCCP on winter Olimpic- enough?
There was ALWAYS something more to show than sport-by every sport organisations, countries- every decade.
Sport gives possibility to show something more than rivalisation on that particular field.
And what Smith, Carlos and Norman did stand as GREATEST event in sport&humanity area.
And also film shows how spiritual persons they were/are- praying before ceremony, and talking about God, not -as today pop stars- to show something (often naked body)- shock people- no matter price.
Knowing, that somewhere in the world exist such people as they three, man can belive that world can go forward.
Regards.
JnM
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inspirational : celebrates the co-operative non-sectarian aspect of protest, the human cost and yet the integrity of all who played a part in standing up for truth and integrity. Could be renamed "the middle-man" as Peter Norman narrates so well...
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This and Guy Walter's book on the Berlin Games show what a travesty the arguement that politics and sports are not connected. In the 200 metres final an Australian runner peter Norman suprisingly took silver. Gold and bronze, not suprisingly 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 everyhing 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 remeber 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 Olympis was and is. But anyone all of us probably (except for the good folk in Australia who celebrate a hamster winning a rtundle around a cage as long as its in the green and gold) were unaware of the third man-silver medalist Peter Norman. So this documentry 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 with the London ones about to start.
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