BEYOND THE LAST NAME
44 min | English, French | Canada | Kimberly Surin | 2021
25 years ago, in front of 85,000 stunned spectators, four Canadian sprinters achieved what was described as impossible: winning the Olympic gold medal in the 4x100 relay event defeating the American team and world leaders on their home soil.
On August 3rd, 1996, four Black men from three different Caribbean Islands ran together and marked a monumental event by becoming the face of the sport of sprinting in Canada forever. As a previous professional athlete and the daughter of sprinter Bruny Surin, Kimberley Surin embarks on a personal journey to understand that historic race on its 25th medal anniversary by uncovering the tensions and barriers that almost prevented it from ever happening. The Relay documentary is her quest for answers.