As you understood, the movie is mainly about Jamaica and sport. Thus, we can understand thenational identity of this country.But first of all, we should define what is a nation. In my opinion, a nation is constituted bytwo kinds of people. The ones who lived in the past and built the culture, habits, ways of thinking, ways of acting and stereotypes of this country, and the ones who lives right now, inthe present, and keep living the same way. The oldest are in possession of a rich legacy of memories. The others have the desire to live together in this culture built by their ancestors,and they have to perpetuate the value of the heritage they received from them.Running is the national sport of this country. Jamaica is a land of runner. We can be a little bitmore accurate, saying that track and field, and especially sprint distance, is the national sport.When Derice fell down, I can understand his frustration. Going to the Olympics in thenational sport of your country must be something very important. It’s like a dream and youcould be very proud of you. Especially because when you say national sport, it implicitlymeans that a lot of people want those few spots the country obtained for its athletes for theOlympics.I’m sure he trained so hard to achieve his goal and did a lot of sacrifices, as we can see at the beginning of the movie when he speaks with his wife but don’t really have a lot of time withhis family because he has to run. The Olympics are just every four years, so missing once canmean you’ll miss Olympics forever, because you don’t know how your life will be 4 yearsafter (injuries, family, motivation, etc). Representing his country at the Olympics is a bigachievement, and not only your city but the whole country is supporting you. Even peoplefrom other countries can support you if you’re one of the best in the Wolrd and shows goodvalues. At least, not only your country that is watching you, but the entire World. TheOlympics are on TV in almost every country in the World, as this event is the most importantone in the history of sport. You can be very proud after that.