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The Trials of Muhammad Ali (5-May-2013)

Director: Bill Siegel

Keywords: Sports Documentary, Boxing, Biography

Biographical documentary centers on famed boxer Muhammad Ali's resistance to serving in the Vietnam War.

ABSTRACT
Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, legendary fighter Muhammad Ali's biggest showdown of his career came from outside the ring in 1967 when the former Cassius Clay -- then a recent convert to Islam -- mounted a spirited campaign against serving in the Vietnam War. Ali's struggle, which saw him earning the adulation and ire of various elements of a racially and politically-divided society and facing exile from his sport, is chronicled in The Trials of Muhammad Ali, following an athletic superstar's challenge to reconcile his morals with his career.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Muhammad Ali
Boxing
17-Jan-1942   Floated like butterfly, stung like bee
Louis Farrakhan
Religion
11-May-1933   Leader of Nation of Islam
Malcolm X
Activist
19-May-1925 21-Feb-1965 Nation of Islam
Elijah Muhammad
Religion
7-Oct-1897 25-Feb-1975 Nation of Islam
David Susskind
Talk Show Host
19-Dec-1920 22-Feb-1987 The David Susskind Show

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