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Olympia: The Complete Original Version
Call Number: DVD 451
Directed by Leni Riefenstahl. After being commissioned by the Nazis to make a permanent film record of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl made a film that celebrates the human body and human achievement using clever camerawork and editing.
American Experience: Jesse Owens
Call Number: DVD 563
Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias.
The Boys of '36
Streaming video. In 1936, nine boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and a nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. The boy's victory, and the obstacles, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression.
Chariots of Fire
Call Number: DVD 358
Story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. One used his faith in God, and the other his hatred of Anti-Semitism.
.I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory