In Their Own Words
Monday, June 6, 1pm, CET Arts; Sunday, June 12, 11pm, CET
Muhammad Ali's path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson's disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.
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Independent Lens “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”
Monday, June 6, 10pm, CET Arts;
This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.