This week our upcoming film ’68 was announced, including news about director Rashaad Ernesto Green and writer Billy Ray.
’68 is inspired by the true story of the Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who gave the black power salute on the podium as a peaceful protest for human rights. Participant and MACRO will produce, along with Stacy Sherman.
David Linde, CEO of Participant said: “Participant is proud to work with Rashaad, Stacy, Billy, MGM and MACRO to tell the story of Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos and their historic protest. At a time when the right to peacefully protest remains under attack, it couldn’t be a more perfect opportunity to tell the story of these courageous men.”
Find more information about this exciting project here.