Harry Jerome was a sprinter from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
But he was much more than that, in spirit and action. In watching this riveting
documentary by Charles Officer (Nurse Fighter Boy) and the National Film Board
of Canada, you can’t help but be moved by Jerome’s life. And in some respects,
you’ll find yourself asking, ‘why wasn’t he more heralded?’ Officer’s brilliant pacing
of the story pulls you in, supported by recollections from Harry’s family and friends
as well as film reels and dramatic re-enactments. And the cinematography of black
and white lends a beautiful touch. Because in hearing of Jerome’s rise to world fame,
crippling setbacks and his triumphs over those, Mighty Jerome does seem like a
snapshot in time. One that needs to be looked at over and over again.
Mighty Jerome is available through iTunes.