At the 1968 Mexico Olympics two black American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, won gold and bronze respectively, in the 200m dash, famously giving the black power salute in support of the civil rights movement back home, while on the medals podium. In second place, and standing with them in more ways than one, was white Australian sprinter Peter Norman. Now 40 years later his story is being told, the beliefs he held, and the price he paid for staying true to them. Norman died before the film was made, but fortunately his nephew had recorded a lengthy interview with him which forms the backbone of this fascinating documentary.
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