|Written by urbanlife.se|
|Monday, 04 May 2009 22:15|
This must be the year of Muhammad Ali! Or at least, boxing. We recently reported on the new documentary TYSON, and now we have FACING ALI.
Muhammad Ali is without doubt one of the greatest boxers of all time. Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and still symbolizes the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals (George Foreman, Larry Holmes etc.) pay tribute to perhaps the world’s most beloved and inspiring athlete in FACING ALI, a riveting documentary from director Pete McCormack (Uganda Rising).
Cassius Clay electrified the world and transformed the art of boxing from the moment he won the gold at the 1960 Olympics. Eloquent, handsome, charismatic and arrogant, he became an icon of the growing civil rights movement, he refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War — "I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong" and became a hero to millions around the globe.
A master showman, Ali often entertained with moves like the Ali Shuffle or the Rope-a-Dope, but he was also an intelligent strategist. Ali won as much by getting inside his opponents’ heads long before a match as by his incredible boxing ability.
FACING ALI recreates his most unforgettable rivalries with exclusive interviews, vintage footage and recounts his triumphs, tragedies and unstoppable spirit.
Also recommended viewing: When we were kings, Tyson