‘More Than Gold: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics’ full documentary film
Jesse Owens’ four-gold-medal performance at the Berlin 1936 Olympics, in the face of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, was detailed in “More Than Gold,” an NBC Sports film.
The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, includes interviews with Owens’ 1936 Olympic teammates swimmers Adolph Kiefer and Iris Cummings Critchell and canoeist John Lysak and Owens’ three daughters.
“’More Than Gold’ will invite viewers inside the story of a pioneering athlete, who in the face of racial discrimination at home and the horrific theories and practices of Nazi Germany, performed at his best under immense pressure,” Mark Levy, Senior Vice President, Original Productions and Creative, NBC Sports Group, said in a press release. “Viewers will experience the Games through the compelling memories of Jesse’s surviving Olympic teammates, who were eye-witnesses to those events.”