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American Experience: Jesse Owens

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UPC:841887016445
Product Condition:New
Formats:DVD
Complete Title:American Experience: Jesse Owens
Synopsis:On August 3, 1936, when the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper entered the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, he was barely able to control his anger in the face of Nazi racism. But instead of letting himself be distracted, the young athlete channeled his raw emotions into one of the most remarkable achievements in athletic history: four gold medals. Beginning in the poor Cleveland neighborhood where Owens grew up, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE details his early career; describes Adolf Hitler''s outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. The film also explores why, despite his success in Germany, Owens struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling with its own deeply entrenched racism.
Rating:Not Rated
Box Office:0
Runtime:60
Video Release Date:Apr 30, 2012
Genre:Documentary, Sports
Studio:PBS
Original Release:2012
Animated:Live-Action
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