• Jesse Owens (R) and German champion Luz Long (L) chat together on the Berlin stadium 01 August 1936. (AFP)Source: AFP
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.
9 Sep 2015 - 4:22 PM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2015 - 10:38 AM

Jesse Owens

Sunday, 20 September 8:30pm, NITV
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2011
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.