Directed by Art Jones and Mazen Malas (USA, 2017, 71 min.). Digital.

The year is 1970. It has been three and a half years since Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title. Convicted of draft evasion. Threatened with imprisonment. Banned from fighting in all 50 states, he is unable to work in the field that he once dominated. His illustrious career seems to have come to an ignominious end. But in Atlanta, an astute white businessman, a visionary black senator, and a progressive Jewish mayor come together to make it possible for Ali to resume his amazing boxing career. 

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Dominguez vs. Dominguez

Directed by Tracey Anarella (USA, 2017, 15 min.). Digital.

Michael Dominguez is a 61-year-old former championship boxer and member of the US boxing team. The film explores why and how Michael went through his entire life without ever learning to read or write. Featuring Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland, singer/songwriter Brenda K. Starr, and Golden Glove trainer Willie Dunne. 

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Directed by Benjamin Ades (USA, 2017, 6 min.). Digital.

A boxing club in Somerville, Massachusetts, becomes a refuge for former drug addicts and alcoholics trying to alleviate the pain of recovery. 

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