What is less known about the incident is that the third man on the dias was a white Australian, Peter Norman.
Norman showed support of Smith and Carlos by donning, on his way to the podium, an "Olympic Project for Human Rights" (OPHR) badge. It was also Norman who suggested that Smith and Carlos share the black gloves used in their salute, after Carlos had left his gloves in the Olympic Village. This is the reason for Tommie Smith raising his right fist, while John Carlos raised his left.
Asked about his support of Smith and Carlos' cause by the world's press, Norman said he opposed his country's government's White Australia policy.
Instead, "Salute" is now considered one of the most ambitious and most expensive Documentary films ever made in Australia. With the help of the FFC (Film Finance Corporation) and his local funding body Film Victoria, Norman raised close to two million dollars to help with the post production of the film. In October 2006, Peter Norman died tragically of a heart attack. Matt Norman's life was turned up-side-down when his film that was to honor his uncle would now be regarded as a memory of his uncle and the stance he took at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.
In 2008, Andrew Mackie and Richard Payton of Transmission films were signed on as Australian distributors and later brought on board Paramount Pictures Australia to release the film nationally in cinemas throughout his native country.