Muhammad Ali is one of my heroes. I’ve read many books about him and watched quite a few documentaries. I admire him for his courage and his willingness to stand against the racist power structure of his time, at the cost of his fortune and his reputation. Today I finally watched The Trials Of Muhammad Ali, which came out in 2013. If you’re new to Ali and you’d like a solid overview of his life, particularly his religious and political life, this is a good place to start. Well edited and interesting. And if you, like me, are well versed in the Ali story, I think you’ll still find this entertaining and informative, as I did.
And of course you need to watch one of the great documentaries of all time, and probably the greatest boxing documentary, When We Were Kings.