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Offerings to the God of Speed

Short Film (Full Length) – 1971

Long before he made 2005 movie The World's Fastest Indian, director Roger Donaldson was fascinated by veteran motorbike racer Burt MunroDonaldson spent more than two years making this Survey documentary, observing Munro working in his Invercargill shed and following him to Bonneville Flats, Utah, where the 68-year-old attempts to hold the speed record he set on his 1920 Indian Scout bike. Munro worked tirelessly on his bike using basic equipment and ingenuity to solve problems. Donaldson interviews friends, family and biking buddies, who comment on Munro's vitality and his lifelong obsession.  

...Offerings to the God of Speed was a couple of years in the making — a labour of love made on what Donaldson describes as a shoestring budget.
– Writer Maree Field in The Southland Times, 20 November 2009

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Roger Donaldson