PBS Set to Premiere “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” on Monday, April 14

Khalilah Camacho-Ali speaks onstage during the ‘ Independent Lens/”Trials of Muhammad Ali” ‘panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at Langham Hotel on January 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California
Khalilah Camacho-Ali speaks onstage during the ‘ Independent Lens/”Trials of Muhammad Ali” ‘panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at Langham Hotel on January 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California

PBS has set Monday, April 14 for the premiere of its new Independent Lens film, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” which examines the boxing legend’s life outside of the ring – including joining the Nation of Islam, changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War and his humanitarian work.

Director Bill Siegel tells Ali’s story through a mix of archival footage highlighting the forces that supported and opposed him, including his spiritual mentors, Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad, and critics of his stance, such as Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis.

Interviews shot exclusively for the film include Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, journalist Robert Lipsyte, Ali’s brother, Rahman and his former wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali – who has something to say about all of the above.

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Source: EURWeb.com