50 years ago the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics dramatically linked sport and politics. Salute is an Australian documentary with interviews with protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos and the often overlooked Australian silver medallist, Peter Norman. Salute speaks to today, and Trump's America, where the President has urged NFL owners to punish any player who kneels in protests at police brutality during the playing of the American anthem.
This event takes place from 6pm, Tuesday 16 October at Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts:
- 6pm: Introduction by Professor Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies and Dr Karen Salt, Assistant Professor in Transnational American Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights.
- 6.15pm: Film screening.
The event lasts two hours. There is no interval.
Film rated PG.
£2. Book tickets at Lakeside Arts.
Presented as part of Black History Month.