The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World (2020)
It is one of the most iconic images of our time: two African-American medal winners at the 1968 Olympics standing in silent protest with heads bowed and fists raised as “The Star Spangled Banner” is played. This documentary film is a revealing exploration into the circumstances that led runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos to that historic moment at the Mexico City Games, mining the great personal risks they took and the subsequent fallout they endured.
Director: Tom Ratcliffe
Cast: Brian Meeks, Cleve Livingston, Edwin Roberts, Francoise Hamlin, Harry Edwards, John Carlos, Larry Quested, Mel Pender, Patty VanWolvelaere, Paul Hoffman, Ralph Boston, Richard Lapchick, Tom Farrell, Tommie Smith
Duration: 69 min