I just finished watching an advance press screener of the new documentary 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali,' sent to me from Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters).
I've watched many documentaries and various programs purporting to deal with Muhammad Ali's story and turbulent times outside of the ring. This is by far the fairest treatment I've seen because of the prominent presence and voices of those who actually lived through it.
Little known facts are provided along with outstanding archival footage and candid interviews with Minister Louis Farrakhan, NOI pioneers Abdul Rahman Muhammad and Abdul Bey Muhammad, as well as veteran journalist and radio host Salim Muwakkil. You will learn and it will make you think.
There are many viewings taking place in various cities over the next few weeks. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.
Go to: http://kartemquin.com/events for times and locations.