16th October 2018: 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.
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.
Presented as part of Black History Month.
6.15pm film screening
2 hours, no interval
Film rated PG