Press release 51 Sprints
12 June - 8 January 2017
The interactive documentary 51 Sprints recounts the history of one of the great highlights of the modern Olympic Games: the 100-metre sprint. This history is, of course, connected with record-breaking achievements and legendary finals, but in 51 Sprints the emphasis is on the athletes as symbolic figures who represent their nation, race or gender.
De 100 meter finale vrouwen. Atletiek in het empire stadion, Wembley, Londen, 1948. Foto Bettmann / Getty Images
Jesse Owens. Finale 100 meter sprint. Olympische Spelen, Berlijn, 1936. Foto Propperfoto / Getty Images