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Sunday, October 9 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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D: Deborah Riley Draper | USA | 90 min | SOUTHEAST REGIONAL PREMIERE

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, a country torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics and participating in the Third Reich’s grandest affair, the film follows the 16 men and 2 women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. Narrated by Blair Underwood.

Filmmaker and Special Guest 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and Arkansas native Jeff Henderson in attendance

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Jeff Henderson

Festival Special Guest

Sunday October 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Arlington Hotel, Mountain Valley Spring Water Cinema 2