This animated short film is an excerpt from the documentary film With Drawn Arms.
With Drawn Arms uncovers the story behind a critical moment in American history, spawning one of most iconic images of protest from the past century. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, the world watched as two American runners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, took the stage as the U.S. national anthem played, raising their fists in a symbol of black struggle and solidarity.
CLIENT – DOCUMENTARY FILM:
“WITH DRAWN ARMS”
Directed by Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi
DIRECTOR (of animated sequence):
ART DIRECTION & ANIMATION DIRECTION: