Harry Jerome : The Fastest Man on Earth

This short film is a condensed version of our feature documentary Mighty Jerome, made especially for elementary and middle-school classes. Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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Film Credits

Ileana Pietrobruno
Ileana Pietrobruno
Selwyn Jacob
Ileana Pietrobruno
music composition
Eric J. Paul
sound design
Eric J. Paul
Fidel Dwayne Hodge
Saphren Ma
sound recordist
Sandor Gyurkovics
archival research
Found Images Research
sound editor
Brody Ratsoy
re-recording mixer
Brody Ratsoy
executive producer
Tracey Friesen

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  • Scocasso

    “"...and because they couldn't believe that a Canadian could have run that fast they rounded it to ten point flat..." Bastards!! Reminds me of the crap Graeme Obree went through.” — Scocasso, 11 Nov 2010

  • Renee

    “Wonderful story of a true Canadian hero. A story of a young mans struggle with life in a white world. With the help of those that believed in him and loved him - over came the critics, the injuries, and the racism. Thoughtful, sensitive and eye opening. ” — Renee, 11 Oct 2010

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