Magazine article Screen International

Arrow Takes UK Rights to Peter Norman Doc Salute

Magazine article Screen International

Arrow Takes UK Rights to Peter Norman Doc Salute

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EXCLUSIVE: Film about sprinter set for UK theatrical release in July.

Sprinter and civil rights activist Tommie Smith is due in London in July to support the release that month of Matt Norman's feature documentary Salute, which is being given a theatrical release in the UK by Arrow Films.

Arrow picked up the doc from Michael Favelle's Sydney-based sales and production outfit Odin's Eye Entertainment.

The award-winning film tells the story of how Matt Norman's uncle, Australian athlete Peter Norman, was the third man at a defining moment in Olympic Games history. The silver medallist in the 200 metres at the Mexico Olympics in 1968, Norman was standing alongside winner Tommie Smith and Bronze medallist John Carlos when the two African-American athletes raised their fist in the famous "Black Power" salute. …

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