Siegel, Bill, film director, film producer., Pikelny, Rachel, film producer., Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016, interviewee (expression), Wickenden, Aaron, editor of moving image work., Abrams, Josh, composer (expression), Kartemquin Films, production company., Projecto Willis, production company., Independent Television Service, production company., and Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor.
Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.), Boxers (Sports) -- Political activity -- United States., Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Biography., Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Biography., African Americans -- Biography., Trials (Political crimes and offenses), DVD-Video discs., Biographical films., Documentary films., Feature films., Nonfiction films., Feature films -- United States., and Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
The powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the American sporting legend. Investigating Ali's spiritual transformation includes his conversion to Islam, resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and humanitarian work. The documentary connects Ali's transcendent life story to America' struggles with race, religion, and war in the twentieth century.