Salute (2012)

This award-winning film recounts the role of a white man in a defining moment of the American civil rights movement: the 1968 Black Power Salute. When Tommie Smith & John Carlos raised their fists on the victory dais following the Olympic… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

An affectionate and affecting tribute.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Powerful stuff, remembering what happened afterwards in America and Australia and also that dozens of Mexican protesters were killed by the police at the time.

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Jennifer Tate

Fascinating, well constructed and extremely moving.

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Russell Edwards

The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere, but also tends toward repetitiveness.

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Peter Bradshaw

The IOC furthers its reputation for frigid pomposity in Matt Norman's documentary about black-power-saluting athletes.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

A comprehensive, well-structured deconstruction of an important socio-political moment.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

. . . the fact remains that despite death threats and worse, this trio of men had the courage of their convictions and the strength of character to speak out.

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Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

A moving and worthwhile tale.

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

A powerful and poignant theme, but Salute would perhaps have worked better as a TV documentary.

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