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THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

Bill Siegel
US 2013    92'
⚬ Sports ⚬ Human Rights 

Synopsis

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.

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Director

Bill Siegel

Producer

Rachel Pikelny

Executive Producers

Leon Gast, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Kat White

Production Companies

Kartemquin Films, Projecto Willis LLC

Cinematography

Andy Black, Ines Sommer, Dana Kupper, Stanley Staniski

Editor

Aaron Wickenden 

Music

Joshua Abrams

Festivals

Tribeca FF 2013

Rio IFF 2013

IDFA 2013

Göteborg IFF 2014

Film Details

Runtime 92'
Spoken Languages English
Production Countries USA

Biography

Bill Siegel has more than 20 years of experience in documentary filmmaking and education. He co-directed the Academy Award nominated documentary THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, was a researcher on the documentary films MUHAMMAD ALI: THE WHOLE STORY and HOOP DREAMS, and a writer on ONE LOVE, a documentary on the cultural history of basketball. Siegel is also Vice-President of School Programs for the Great Books Foundation, a non-profit educational organization, where he has worked coast-to-coast training more than 10,000, K-12 teachers, in how to build students’ critical thinking skills.

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