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.

STILLS GALLERY

CREDITS

CLIENT – DOCUMENTARY FILM:
“WITH DRAWN ARMS”
Directed by Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi

DIRECTOR (of animated sequence):
Kirill Yeretsky

PRODUCTION STUDIO:
Tomato Beach

ANIMATION PRODUCER:
Gerta Xhelo

ART DIRECTION & ANIMATION DIRECTION:
Kirill Yeretsky

STORYBOARDS:
Kirill Yeretsky

HAND-DRAWN ANIMATORS:
Danny Schwartz
Kirill Yeretsky
Scott Brundage
Sigmund Lambrento
Wing Luo

3D ANIMATORS:
Anton Tokar
Chad Yapyapan
Kirill Yeretsky
Wing Luo

COMPOSITORS:
Anton Tokar
Daniel Belay
Kirill Yeretsky
Rob Slychuk