GOT THIS NOTE FROM MATT NORMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE BEAUT NEW DOCO FILM ON THE “BLACK POWER” PROTEST AT THE 1968 MEXICO OLYMPICS INVOLVING AMERICAN SOCIAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TOMMIE SMITH AND JOHN CARLOS, AS WELL AS MATT’S UNCLE, PETER NORMAN, WHO WON THE SILVER MEDAL IN THAT BRILLIANT 200M RACE…
It gives me great pleasure to announce that “SALUTE” the Debut feature documentary by Matt Norman has just been announced as the WINNER of “BEST DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE AWARD” at this years Rhode Island Film Festival in the United States.
In an earlier Interview Matt Norman said “Audiences are voting with their tears! This isn’t a film for industry but a film for the people and they seem to just love it. The greatest pity about the whole journey is that Peter Norman isn’t standing beside me to take a bow”.
What a great honour to have had so many problems surrounding this film making it, funding it and even selling it to be recognised World wide as the film that Audiences both here in Australia and in the United States believe as being the favourite of each festival it screens.
With the Olympic 200m final in Beijing about to be run, the Norman family are proud to have Peter Norman’s name being recognised for the first time in 40 years after his historic 200m Silver medal at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968.
With now three audience awards to it’s name at two festival screenings this brings up the hatrick.
AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY – SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
AUDIENCE AWARD – RUNNER UP BEST DOCUMENTARY – SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL (Peter always said that Silver wasn’t bad)
AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST DOCUMENTARY – RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
A huge thank you to all the people at Paramount Australia and Transmission films who have been working incredibly hard to give ALL Australian’s the opportunity of learning more about one Australian hero that has been known as “The White Guy” for far too long.
SALUTE IS STILL IN CINEMA’S IN ALL CAPITAL CITIES AND WILL BE STARTING IT’S REGIONAL SEASON SHORTLY.
“A RACE TO REMEMBER – THE PETER NORMAN STORY” IS NOW AVAILABLE IN ALL GOOD BOOK STORES
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.SALUTETHEMOVIE.COM
We are very proud.!!
THE ACTORS CAFÉ PTY LTD