Sunday, 20 September 8:30pm, NITV
Watch it now at SBS On Demand
Director: Laurens Grant
Narrator: Andre Braugher
What's it about?
The headline of Jesse Owens’ life always mentions the four gold medals he won in track and field events at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, which crushed Nazi German notions of Aryan superiority. But the real story of his life neither begins nor ends with that victory, and a documentary airing on NITV explores Owens’ life before and after.