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Despite the ropey technical quality of the source material, this documentary tells such a powerful story that it's hugely engaging. As it progresses, we get thoroughly involved in the momentous events. And it recounts well-known events with never-heard details.

At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, America was stunned when two athletes (Smith and Carlos) raised their fists in a black power salute while receiving their gold and bronze medals, while Australian silver medalist Norman stood in solidarity. This was the culmination of months of race riots in both the US and Australia, as well as a student uprising in Mexico City that was brutally suppressed by the police (2,000 students were killed) and ignored by the media.

All three runners went on to suffer for their actions, even as they became civil rights leaders.

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The Wisdom Of Crocodiles Review


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Starts out strong but peters out quick. Jude Law stars as a modern-day vampire -- yes, it's another one of these movies. This time, the vampire is blood-starved and love-starved. Will he eat the girl or marry her? And what will the cops think? I don't even know what I think any more....

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