THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

By Bill SIEGEL

AUTLOOK FILMSALES - as SALES All rights, World

Biography - Completed 2013

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI is a biography about an emerging sports superhero choosing faith and conscience over fame and fortune. At each stage, the challenges Ali faces go far beyond the boxing ring and ultimately encompass issues of power, race, faith and identity that confront us all.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Biography
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bill SIEGEL
    • Synopsis
    • THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI is about an emerging sports superhero choosing faith and conscience over fame and fortune, in defiance of an American public enraged by his opposition to the Vietnam War and unwilling to accept his conversion to Islam. Archival scenes highlight the life forces who support and oppose him, including his spiritual mentors, Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. Interviews shot exclusively for the film feature those who were there: his brother, Rahman; his bride, Khalilah Camacho-Ali; New York Times writer, Robert Lipsyte; and Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan. What emerges is the hidden history of Muhammad Ali.
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