Watch The Trials of Muhammad Ali Movie Online
Published 02 03, 2015
Year : 2013
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Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport, War,
Director : Bill Siegel,
Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind, George W. Bush, Louis Farrakhan,
Time: 86 min.
Keywords: Watch The Trials of Muhammad Ali Movie Online
The Trials of Muhammad Ali.The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.
It has been more than 30 years since Muhammad Ali last stepped into a boxing ring and yet he remains one of the most recognized and admired people throughout the world, even among those who otherwise have no particular use for the sport who championship he held on three separate occasions throughout his career. This is especially startling when you recall just how polarizing of a figure he was during the 60s when he inspired and inflamed people in equal measure both in and out of the ring. It is this period that is brought vividly back to life in the fascinating new documentary "The Trials of Muhammed Ali."
The thrust of the film comes from the period beginning in 1967 when, at the pinnacle of his profession, he was drafted by the U.S. Army to fight in Vietnam, an order that he rejected on the basis that he was a conscientious objector and that the war was nothing more than an extension of the white oppression that he had faced throughout his life and in which he felt he had more in common with the people he was being asked to kill rather than those doing the asking. (As he powerfully put it, "No Viet Cong ever called me 'n****r.'") This attitude outraged many and when his conscientious objector status was denied, he was convicted of evading the draft and had his boxing titles and status revoked, kicking off a long legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court before Ali was finally vindicated in 1971 and was able to reestablish his career at last.