The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

A FILM BY: Bill Siegel
STARRING: Muhammad Ali

***screening followed by a Q&A w/ Aaron Wickenden (editor), Rachel Pikelny (producer), Joshua Abrams (composer), & Gordon Quinn (executive producer). Moderated by journalist Salim Muwakkil (In These Times, The Chicago Tribune)***

**Co-presented by Kartemquin Films**

Emmy Award-winning THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI covers the explosive crossroads of Ali's life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali's choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.

"The best Muhammad Ali doc I've ever seen and–dare I say–I've seen 'em all."
– The Nation

"Richly textured and exhaustively researched...fresh clips and new voices that make Ali come alive... a gift."
– Sports Illustrated

Technical Information

Production Year: 2013
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 86 mins
Format: DCP