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Zamperini: Still Carrying the Torch

World Wide Pictures Home Video in association with Life Productions presented this 1992 biographical film that lasts for 37 minutes and is both in color as well as black and white footage of Olympic competition. The focus during the first seven minutes of this program is Louis as a high school track star and Olympic runner during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1934 he set a junior high school in the mile run and later set a collegiate record in the mile that lasted 15 years. During the Olympics he got 8th, yet Hitler took notice of him due to his fast finish with his last lap in 56 seconds. He flew bombing missions during World War II and after his plane went down in the ocean (he survived 47 days in a raft) he became a prisoner of war for 2 1/2 years. Louis reports that his life changed the most after hearing Billy Graham in 1949. Since that time he has been an evangelist and has reached out to disadvantaged youth and the elderly. This film can be ordered new from World Wide Pictures for home use only.


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