With Drawn Arms

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:84
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Mexico
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
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Film Subjects:Activism
American Culture & Issues
Race & Racism
Sports & Recreation
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Glenn Kaino
Afshin Shahidi
Producer(s):Glenn Zipper
Sean Stuart
Glenn Kaino
Afshin Shahidi
Executive Producer(s):John Legend
Jesse Williams
Mike Jackson
Ty Stiklorius
Editor(s):Jake Pushinsky
Darrin Roberts
Cinematography:Afshin Shahidi

Description

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At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, in one of the most controversial moments in American sports history, gold medal winner Tommie Smith raised his black-gloved fist in the air in quiet defiance as "The Star-Spangled Banner" roared through the stadium and into millions of television sets across America. With Drawn Arms journeys deep into the catastrophic toll that it took on Tommie's life by uncovering the public vilification, death threats and professional boycott he endured following his Olympic career. With intimate access to Tommie himself and important figures in the activist movement, including the late great John Lewis, this seminal piece of athletic, political and racial documentary showcases a reconciliation of the Black athlete's place in the national conversation and serves as a timely inspiration for contemporary athletes taking a knee today. Ravi Srinivasan

Co-presented with Toronto Black Film Festival

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With Drawn Arms and its Q&A are presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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