Directed by Oscar-nominee Bill Siegel (The Weather Underground), the film looks at Muhammad 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.
The 2013 Design Indaba FilmFest screens from 17 February to 3 March 2013, bringing Cape Town audiences a sterling selection of design premieres. Forming part of the preamble to the annual Design Indaba Conference and Expo, the FilmFest allows creative enthusiasts access to affordable, inspirational feature films and documentaries.
Daily screenings at 20:30. Doors open at 19:30. Tickets available online and at the door. Please note the rooftop only has stair access so it is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. In the case of bad weather the event will be held at an indoor venue at the same location.
A Good Man will premier on Sunday, 24 February, 2013 from 20:30 to 22:30.
For more information and ticket purchases, visit http://www.designindaba.com/events/filmfest-2013. Follow @DIFilmFest on Twitter for regular updates.
Design Indaba FilmFest is presented in association with DStv. Proudly supported by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).
Did you or someone you know participate in the 1963 Chicago School Boycott? We filmed the boycott in 1963 and are searching for participants in this historic event who are interested in sharing their stories for possible inclusion in the '63 Boycott film now in production.
'63 Boycott will feature previously unreleased 16mm footage of the event, along with then and now interviews with organizers and demonstrators who took to the streets of Chicago on October 22, 1963, (AKA "Freedom Day") protesting the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis in one of the biggest mass civil rights protests in the city's history. 63 Boycott and its companion website will provide a modern perspective on the impact and legacy of this forgotten history 50 years later, reconnecting the participants to each other and the event itself.
As the presidential election is getting closer and surveys put both candidates in a tight race, one thing has been clear: issues about women's rights have been at the forefront of many animated debates between the two ends of the political spectrum. This is nothing new.