kweliTV | The Trials of Muhammad Ali


The Trials Of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war.


Winner- IDA Documentary Awards; Emmy - Outstanding Historical Long Form; NAACP Image Awards Nominee- Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; Tribeca Film Festival; AFI DOCS; Melbourne International Film Festival; Montclair Film Festival;Festival DO RIO; Seattle International Film Festival; RiverRun International Film Festival; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Adelaide Film Festival; Traverse City Film Festival; American Documentary Film Festival; African Film Festival; Dallas VideoFest; British Urban Film Festival

Bill Siegel

Bill Siegel has more than 20 years of experience in documentary filmmaking and education. He co-directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground; was a researcher on the documentary films Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story and Hoop Dreams and was a writer on One Love, a documentary on the cultural history of basketball by Leon Gast (When We Were Kings). Siegel is vice president of school programs for the Great Books Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to literacy and lifelong learning.

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