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LONG Métrage | 2013
Trials of Muhammad Ali (The)
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 92 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Le boxeur Cassius Clay (aussi connu sous le nom de Muhammad Ali) bouscule la mentalité américaine au début des années 1960, en tant s’engageant dans le Mouvement des Droits Civiques. Ce film révèle le tourbillon – entre les questions raciales, religieuses et politiques – qui secoue une des figures majeures de l’histoire du sport.

Un film de Bill Siegel

2013, USA, Documentaire, 1h32 minutes, VO anglais, HDCAM


Brash boxer Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) burst into the American consciousness in the early 1960s, just ahead of the Civil Rights movement. This film reveals the perfect storm of race, religion, and politics that shaped one of the most recognizable figures in sports history.

A Kartemquin documentary exploring Ali’s lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Trials traces Ali’s path from poet to pariah to global ambassador for peace. 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.

A film by Bill Siegel

2013, USA, Documentary, 92 minutes, English, HDCAM

Bill Siegel

Rachel Pikelny

Executive Producers
Leon Gast
Gordon Quinn
Justine Nagan
Kat White

Aaron Wickenden

Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Format: HDCAM

Producer: Rachel Pikelny, Bill Siegel
Cinematographers: Andrew Black, Marcel Cabrera, Slawomir Grunberg, Dana Kupper, Ines Sommer, Stanley Staniski, Aaron W
Editors: Aaron Wickenden
Music: Joshua Abrams


PBS Independent Lens
* Scheduled: North American Television Premiere

Montclair Film Festival
* Official Selection

Festival Do Rio
* Official Selection

Seattle International Film Festival
* Official Selection – Documentary Competition
* Screening: Friday, June 7, SIFF Cinema Uptown, 6:30pm – Director Bill Siegel scheduled to attend
* Screening: Saturday, June 8, Egyptian Theater, 4pm – Director Bill Siegel scheduled to attend

AFI Docs
Official Selection

Tribeca Film Festival
* World Premiere