Tommie Smith raised a gloved fist after accepting his gold medal at the 1968 Olympic games in protest of racial inequality. The unjust backlash set his life on a turbulent path. In an intimate conversation with Tommie, he recounts an emotional descent into darkness as he reflected on decades of hardships that followed his iconic solute. This animated short film is an excerpt from the documentary film With Drawn Arms.
CLIENT – DOCUMENTARY FILM:
“WITH DRAWN ARMS”
Directed by Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi
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ART DIRECTION & ANIMATION DIRECTION: