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‘With Drawn Arms’: Film Review

‘With Drawn Arms’: Film Review

Recalling the occasions when Hollywood brought moviegoers dueling movies about volcanoes, killer asteroids or Truman Capote, the end of 2020 sees the unlikely arrival of two documentaries about the most memorable moment in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games. Arriving a few months after Tom Ratcliffe and Becky Paige’s The Stand, Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi’s With Drawn Arms also celebrates the bravery of Black athletes who stood with bowed heads and raised fists to protest social injustice.

Surprisingly, the two docs aren’t terribly alike, with this one focused less on historical context than on the effect the protest had ...

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