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Alumna Produces Film on Black Athletes in 1936 Olympics

November 2017

tandi reddickTandi Reddick, C’93, is associate producer of the film "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice," which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Documentary” in 2017 and continues to be screened at film festivals and other venues throughout the country.

The film explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow laws, racial division in America and Adolf Hitler to win medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

“The film provides an opportunity to explore the impact the athletes had on race relations, the struggle for equality and integration of sports,” said Reddick.

“One highlight from the project was giving these 18 athletes the attention and recognition they deserve.”

Reddick’s responsibilities included research, securing locations for shoots and managing logistics. The film premiered at the LA Film Festival in 2016. It is available on DVD and for downloading and streaming through several platforms.