Where is Salute currently screening:
CURZON SOHO 12/07/12
RITZY BRIXTON 13/07/12 – 25/07/12
PICTUREHOUSE STRATFORD EAST 13/07/12 – 15/07/12
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE CARDIFF 13/07/12 – 20/07/12
Sites To Play
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE 20/07/12 – 26/07/12
LEXI KENSAL RISE 24/07/12 – 25/07/12
FILMHOUSE EDINBURGH 24/07/12 – 26/07/12
BROADWAY NOTTINGHAM 27/07/12 – 02/08/12
QUAD DERBY 03/08/12
EDEN COURT INVERNESS 09/08/12 – 09/08/12
LIGHT CINEMA NEW BRIGHTON 06/08/12 – 13/08/12
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS HAMMERMSMITH 03/09/12
*Hopeful on Cornerhouse Manchester – more soon…
SALUTE UK PREMIERE
I wanted to share a fantastic interview done by RCNTV on the Red Carpet of Salute the Movie UK Premiere. Interviews include:
I love this interview with Tommie. His passion for the subject matter is even stronger now than ever. Tommie has inspired thousands and thousands of people over the years and continues to educate a new generation of sports stars and human rights activists. More importantly Tommie’s own sacrifice on that October night in 1968 has gone on to showcase the real human spirit and I believe Tommie’s journey is still just begining. A great interview with a true legend of sport and humanity.
OPERATION BLACK VOTE FOUNDER – SIMON WOOLLEY
Firstly I wanted to thank Mr Woolley for the incredible work he personally put in to the special premiere of SALUTE in the UK and especially for going well beyond the call of duty to arrange Tommie Smith and his beautiful wife to attend the UK Premiere. I think this Interview on the Red Carpet with Simon makes it clear what is necessary to bring race or colour out into the open. We can move on with much needed healing if we as the HUMAN RACE understood the true effects of a racial history. I would recommend not only those in the UK but Worldwide to get behind what Simon is doing at Operation Black Vote. Empowering all of us to take a stand for equality and justice to all. I think his message is loud and clear and is worthy of a Salute of it’s own. To get involved with Operation Black Vote and to show your own belief in a non racist World check them out (there is heaps of great reading) at http://www.obv.org.uk/ – Again, a big thanks to OBV and especially Simon Woolley for making Salute a part of his own stance against injustice.
I was honoured to know “The” Tessa Sanderson was at my films UK premiere. Tessa was the UK’s leading Javelin thrower in the mid 1970′s. Tessa’s sporting achievements are plenty with a Silver medal in the 1978 European Championships and gold in the Commonwealth Games three times in 1978, 1986 and 1990. In 1984 Sanderson won Gold at the Summer Olympic Games, what’s more incredible and worthy of great merit is that her Gold medal gave her the title of the very FIRST British Black Woman to EVER (yes EVER) win Gold in an Olympic Games. I wanted to thank Tessa for her support of my film and to just say it was an honour to have her celebrate what Tommie Smith and John Carlos did in 1968 and especially celebrate the life of my uncle Peter Norman and his support for the same cause. Great interview in this package also. Love this woman, she’s got an edge and isn’t afraid to speak out. If more athletes could follow her lead we’d have a much greater World free from racial taunt. You go girl. xxx (those kiss’s are from Peter).
Sorry Jamie but rule number one when you speak on camera next to an incredibly beautiful woman……. DONT!!! It was great to see Jamie Baulch at the UK Premier of Salute. Jamie is well known for his own athletic achievements. James is a 400m gold medalist at the World indoor Championships, a member of the British 4 x 400m relay teams where he also won Gold and he is also won a Silver medal at the 1996 Olympic games. He’s also a Tv Presenter and inspirational speaker. One of the things my uncle Peter Norman used to tell me is that anyone that competes in any event over 200m should be locked away. Peter’s opinion is that if you are crazy enough to put your body through a sprint over 400m then hospital is the best place in the World for you. Yes, Peter felt like death at the end of every 200m so I can’t imagine him ever doing 400m. Although it would be funny watching him walk the last 200m.
THE GORGEOUS TASHA DANVERS
Some people suggest that sport and politics don’t mix. Well I can say that Tasha is the reason why it can. Politically beautiful and a true sportswoman. As I joked above about Jamie Baulch being crazy enough to run the 400m I can’t ignore the fact that you also jump hurdles at the same distance. OUCH!!! I get fit just thinking about it. Thank you so much for attending my film premiere. It was so nice to see “a younger” generation of Olympians attend and learn the real story of what happened in 1968. I really connected with what you and Jamie were saying in the Red Carpet interview. I am continually sickened by stories of racial taunts and abuse by passes by. It makes me even more compelled to stand against race issues when I hear stories like what you told. Again thank you for coming to learn more about my uncle’s part with his mates Tommie Smith and Carlos. Again a great interview that tells me that the voice is a lot stronger with the likes of you and Jamie being open about racial issues. Great job. Conversation = Education.
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