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Sarajevo 1984 Official Film | A Turning Point

Cultural events are held within the context of each Olympiad, and Kim Takal gives them due prominence in this intimate documentary, held in the Bosnian and Herzegovnian city of Sarajevo, some years after the death of President Tito but before Yugoslavia fractured into republican strife. Each of the disciplines on view is analysed in depth from the victories of Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen in the cross country skiing to the figure skating of Katarina Witt and the ice dancing routine of the British pair, Torvill and Dean. Snow and fog hampered the skiing events, but Takal manages to find drama and skill on the slopes, and interviews several prominent athletes about their fears and aspirations.

Kim Takal | 1984 | 82' | 2015 IOC Restored Version

Official Films
Official Films

Sarajevo 1984 Official Film | A Turning Point

Cultural events are held within the context of each Olympiad, and Kim Takal gives them due prominence in this intimate documentary, held in the Bosnian and Herzegovnian city of Sarajevo, some years after the death of President Tito but before Yugoslavia fractured into republican strife. Each of the disciplines on view is analysed in depth from the victories of Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen in the cross country skiing to the figure skating of Katarina Witt and the ice dancing routine of the British pair, Torvill and Dean. Snow and fog hampered the skiing events, but Takal manages to find drama and skill on the slopes, and interviews several prominent athletes about their fears and aspirations.

Kim Takal | 1984 | 82' | 2015 IOC Restored Version

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