Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

  |  Book Tickets: 24/10/2016
  |  82 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Film Poster


Director: Deborah Riley Draper. Germany/USA 2015. 90 mins. Following an Olympic summer, once again caught up in international politics, it is fascinating to look at the history of the Games and arguably the most controversial, the 1936 Olympic Games. Remembered now for the great performances from Jesse Owens, it is overlooked that there were 17 black athletes in the team. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice looks at the difficulties that black athletes in America faced in the 1930s and how they became pawns in a political face-off between the US and German governments, the latter using Jewish athletes as their own pawns in their super-power game. Director Deborah Riley Draper brings together archive material and interviews into an insightful and illuminating film. CFF 12