Mighty Jerome

Director: Charles Officer Year: 2010 Run Time: 84min
Mighty Jerome (2010)

In 1959, at just 19 years of age, African-Canadian Harry Jerome was Canada’s most promising track and field star, on his way to the Olympics. By 1962, after a terrible leg injury, everyone feared his career was over. But Jerome was determined not to quit, starting what his coach called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.” A truly inspiring Canadian hero, Jerome kept running through years of personal, racial and political challenges, with a strength of character as impressive as his athletic ability. A deeply insightful documentary that tells the runner’s story from his early days through his sudden, tragic death, Mighty Jerome will electrify all those who appreciate stories of courage and passion.


Director(s):

Charles Officer

Writer(s):

Charles Officer

Producer(s):

Tracey Friesen, Selwyn Jacob

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

French

Region:

Mighty Jerome is filmed and set in part in British Columbia. Charles Officer is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon