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Monthly Archives: April 2012

CNN – Australia’s forgotten Black Power hero

April 25th, 2012 (3 Comments)

The third man: Australia’s forgotten Black Power hero By James Montague, CNN April 24, 2012 – This salute made Tommie Smith and John Carlos famous. But what of sprinter Peter Norman, who finished second? This salute made Tommie Smith and John Carlos famous. But what of sprinter Peter Norman, who finished second? The forgotten hero […]

Salute – a must-see film about a little-known hero

April 18th, 2012 (2 Comments)

Salute ****1/2 (92 mins) PG Rarely has the ability of a documentary to utterly makeover one’s appreciation of a historical event been so superbly harnessed than in Matt Norman’s extraordinary film about the “black power” salute given at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City – and of the remarkable Australian involved who had been […]

It’s a film worthy not only of our praise, but of our thanks!

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Jim Schembri, Reviewer – The Age Newspaper, July 17, 2008 It’s a film worthy not only of our praise, but of our thanks. Rating * * * * * 4 1/2 Rarely has the ability of a documentary to utterly transform one’s appreciation of a historical event been so superbly harnessed as in Matt Norman’s […]

Salute is an engaging and well-paced mix – Review (webwombat)

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Salute Review by Anthony Morris – webwombat.com.au Everyone knows the iconic photo of the two African-American athletes on the winner’s podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics raising their fists in a black power salute. What you may not know is that the third (white) man on that podium was Australian sprinter Peter Norman, and […]

Urbin Cinefile – Andrew Urban Review

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Review by Andrew L. Urban: http://www.urbancinefile.com.au This wonderful humanitarian story – especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics – deserves to be told and it’s a bit of a surprise it hasn’t been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive. He died of a heart attack at age 64 in October 2006, […]

A wonderful portrait painted with wit, humour and dignity

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

MOVIE REVIEW “SALUTE” ‘He’s the skinny white guy in the photograph.’ Matt Norman’s insightful documentary about his uncle Peter – Olympic champion and holder of the Australian 200m record – is a telling record of politics and sport. 1968 was a year when social activism was reaching a crescendo; the year that Robert Kennedy and […]

“SALUTE” to a champion

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

The Australian in one of the 20th century’s most famous images is a mystery to many of us. Philippa Hawker meets the nephew trying to change that. FROM early childhood, Matt Norman knew his uncle was famous. “But that was because I thought he was Santa,” he says. Before long, he realised the red suit […]

Tell your kids about Peter Norman

April 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

‘Tell your kids about Peter Norman’ by Martin Flanagan October 10, 2006 The Age Newspaper Tommie Smith (left) and John Carlos carry Peter Norman’s coffin from Williamstown Town Hall yesterday. Photo: Wayne Taylor THE funeral service for Peter Norman ended with the theme music from Chariots of Fire and a scene no less dramatic than […]

New International Salute poster has been released

April 17th, 2012 (No Comments)

SALUTE – INTERNATIONAL POSTER RELEASED For those of you who have waited to see and would like to see the new International release poster of Salute then wait no further. I can now show you the Poster which will be used for all of the international release of the film. Please check back to the […]