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Salute (PG)

Salute (PG)

Documentary, Sport

The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?

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The critical consensus

This is a valuable reminder of how athletes can take a courageous stand.

***(*)(*)Tom Dawson, Total Film, 03/07/2012

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

***(*)(*)Simon Crook, Empire Online, 09/07/2012

Matt Norman's documentary about a great Olympic controversy raises more questions than it answers.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12/07/2012

The story is a moving one, though not flawlessly told.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 13/07/2012

A documentary to which the usual shopworn adjectives of stirring and inspirational readily apply.

****(*)David Edwards, Daily Record, 13/07/2012

A moving and worthwhile tale.

Ashley Clark, Little White Lies, 12/07/2012

Weaving together the excitement of the games and the tempestuous political times of the late 1960s, Salute is a fitting and terrific tribute to a trio of true Olympic heroes.

****(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 19/07/2012

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Tuesday July 24, 2012, until Thursday July 26, 2012. More info:

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