Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

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In 1959, at just 19, Harry Jerome was Canada's most promising track and field star on his way to the Olympics in Rome. By 1962, after suffering a gruesome leg injury, there was every reason to think that his racing days were over. But Jerome was not just a champion on the track; he was doubly determined off it. And so began his climb to what his coach, Bill Bowerman, called "the greatest comeback in track and field history."

Through years of unparalleled political turbulence, racial conflict and his own personal challenges, Harry Jerome kept his head down and ran, displaying strength of character and willful perseverance every bit as impressive as his record-setting athleticism.

Filmmaker Charles Officer uses gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage to tell the runner's triumphant story, from his early days in North Vancouver, through his three Olympics and his unequalled streak of records, to his sudden and tragically premature death. Family, friends and teammates recall a man who forever changed the Canadian sports landscape and made an indelible mark upon the world.

Compelling, surprising and urgently paced, Mighty Jerome will electrify sports fans, history buffs and all those with an appreciation for tales of courage and redemption.

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    Charles Officer
  • réalisateur
    Charles Officer
  • producteur
    Selwyn Jacob
  • monteur
    Jesse James Miller
  • directeur de la photographie
    John Price
  • *
    Schaun Tozer
    Saul Williams
  • conception sonore
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • superviseur du montage sonore
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • *
    Eric Davies
    Tim Lue
    Nykeem Provo
    Claire Burns
    Fidel Dwayne Hodge
    Diana Abbatangelo
  • décorateur
    Perri Gorrara
  • *
    Evilia Nikolouzos
  • maquillage
    Evilia Nikolouzos
  • graphiques
    Charles Officer
  • animation
    Paul Morstad
  • recherche de documents d'archives
    Found Images Research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • recherche
    Stephen Brunt
    Cheryl Foggo
  • mixeur du repiquage
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • producteur exécutif
    Tracey Friesen