The Hurdle

Australia, 1983

Film
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Episode of Series “Striving”.
Douglas Sam, Australia’s best middleweight boxer, had to overcome enormous psychological pressures at the Commonwealth Games of 1982 in Brisbane. Douglas is an Australian First Nations man, and many of his people felt that he should not compete in these games. He did compete and the news media made Douglas a favourite for a gold medal. This film traces his wins and his losses.

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co-director

Dennis O'Rourke

Nick Torrens

producer

Nick Torrens

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:25:20:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

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Striving

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Striving

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