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The Power of the Documentary Film Festival



Raffertys Theatre


07 December 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Includes a Q&A with the director Matt Norman via Skype

At the 1968 Olympics, two Americans and an Australian ran the fastest 200 metre in history. What they did next shook the world.

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 and John Carlos raised their fists on the victory dais following the Olympic 200 metre final in Mexico City the repercussions were immediate. They were banished from the US Olympic team and were subject to abuse and death threats on their return home. The third man on the dais had a similar experience, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, who as punishment for his support of Smith and Carlos was reprimanded by the authorities and never ran for his country again.

Superbly written, produced and directed by Norman’s nephew, Matt Norman, this is the complete story behind one of the most iconic images of all time will be told. With never before seen interviews and footage, Salute is an inspiring and timely portrait of three competitors who became brothers.

Date & Time: Friday 7 December at 7pm
Classification: PG
Year: 2008

Single Sessions
Riverside Members and 30 Club Free
Single Tickets Adults $15 Concession $12

Festival Four Pack $45 choose any four films from the festival excluding opening and closing events
Festival Pass $99 see as many films as you can (minimum five) during the festival excluding opening and closing events

Presented in partnership with

Writer/Director: Matt Norman
Production Company: Wingman Pictures International
Executive Producers: Thomas Augsberger, Shana Levine, Dean Murphy
Producers: Matt Norman, David Redman
Associate Producer: Rebecca Norman
Director of Photography: Martin Smith
Head of Archive Research: Lisa Savage
Film Editors: Jane Moran, John Leonard
Original Music: David Hirschfelder
Narrator: Chris Kirby

Download the film notes for Salute

Salute Film Notes

Ticket Options

Riverside Members $Free
30 Club $Free
Adults $15
Concession $12
Festival Four Pack $45
Festival Pass $99
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


120 minutes

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