Trials of Muhammad Ali

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

PBS Independent Lens hosts the US television premiere of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. On 4/14 at 10p ET, Independent Lens is hosting its first-ever live online screening of a film simultaneously with its PBS broadcast. Chat live with the Director of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Bill Siegel (Kartemquin films, The Weather Underground), and connect beyond the film. Join the conversation right here! The film airs on PBS at 10pmET / 9CT/ 10PT on most PBS stations. Check local listings to confirm the broadcast time in your area.

Photos of Diverse Voices and Muhammad Ali

Head over to our Facebook page to view photos from the launch of Diverse Voices in Docs, our new professional development program from documentary makers. The snaps were taken last week at Community Film Workshop, our partner on the program. Thanks to all who came to the event and shared ideas and feedback with us. The informal gathering confirmed that there was great enthusiasm for the program and its goal of expanding opportunities for and within the Chicago documentary community, and also that there is a high level of unheralded talent already creating films in the city. If you missed the event, want to apply, or just want to find more information, visit the Diverse Voices in Docs page on our site.

Making the Muhammad Ali Documentary

The Trials of Muhammad Ali will be our first release of 2013. The film covers Ali's tumultuous battle against being drafted into the Vietnam War.

In a new interview for our newsletter, Director Bill Siegel (who has waited 20 years to make the film), Producer Rachel Pikelny and Editor Aaron Wickenden talk about unearthing forgotten archive footage, getting the blessing of Ali and his family, and how this documentary portrays Ali "as a fighter fueled by defiance, faith and a quest for justice."

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