The online documentary 51 Sprints explores the history of more than a hundred years of Olympic 100-metre sprint finals. The 51 finals not only show increasingly quick finishing times but also tell a story of emancipation and identity. The film’s initiator, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, talks about the project’s background. 

Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Yuri Veerman
Random Studio & Yuri Veerman
Random Studio
Random Studio
Mikhail S. Spektor & Dr. Gilles Dutilh (University of Basel)
Marc van der Valk
Jane Szita
In-Casting
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Olympic Television Archive Bureau (OTAB) UCLA Film & Television Archive

This project is part of the programme track Annual themes and the folder Olympic Games.