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Title As It Happened: Jesse Owens / Director: Grant, Laurens
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary The most famous athlete of his time, 22-year-old Jesse Owen's stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Owens' grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medallist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus. This is the story of a sharecropper's son who triumphed over adversity to become a hero and world champion. It is also a story about the fleeting quality of fame. (From the US) (Documentary) PG CC
Event Broadcast 2012-07-27 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject African American athletes.
Athletes -- Biography.
Olympic games (Ancient)
Track and field athletes.
Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Grant, Laurens, director
Braugher, Andre, cast
Baker, William J, contributor
Critchell, Iris Cummings, contributor
Dressler, Hilmar, contributor
Edwards, Harry, contributor
MacMillan, Margaret, contributor
Medoff, Rafael, contributor
Michael, Theodor, contributor
Prather, Beverly Owens, contributor
Rankin, Marlene Owens, contributor
Rhoden, William C, contributor
Rother, Rainer, contributor
Schaap, Jeremy, contributor
Stokes, Louis, contributor
Wallechinsky, David, contributor
Walters, Guy, contributor
Zamperini, Louis, contributor