Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

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  • PG-13
For three pivotal years, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X forged a brotherhood that would not only change both men but change the world. Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship —and the ultimate falling... read more
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For three pivotal years, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X forged a brotherhood that would not only change both men but change the world. Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship —and the ultimate falling out— of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. Few people understand the bond these men shared. In this new feature-length documentary from producer Kenya Barris, director Marcus A. Clarke offers a fresh perspective by using insider voices and never-before-seen footage to chart this most complex of friendships, tracing the near simultaneous and symbiotic rise of the charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the ex-con-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against oppression. Through interviews with those closest to them — Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Ali’s brother Rahman and daughters Maryum and Hana — and cultural luminaries such as Cornel West and Al Sharpton, the film illuminates their meeting, bonding, and eventual falling out over discord within the leadership of the Nation of Islam.

Original Release

09/09/2021

US Release

09/09/2021

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Cast

Muhammad Ali Self
Malcolm X Self
Ilyasah Shabazz Self - Daughter of Malcolm X
Rahman Ali Self - Muhammad Ali's Younger Brother
Cornel West Self - Political Activist, Professor at Harvard University
Todd Boyd Self - Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at USC
May May Self - Muhammad Ali's Eldest Daughter
Al Sharpton Self - Civil Rights Activist, Politician
Elijah Muhammad Self - Leader of the Nation of Islam 1934 - 1975
Herb Boyd Self - Professor, Co-Editor of 'The Diary of Malcolm X'
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marcus A. Clarke

Writers

Johnny Smith, Randy Roberts

Cast

Muhammad Ali Self
Malcolm X Self
Ilyasah Shabazz Self - Daughter of Malcolm X
Rahman Ali Self - Muhammad Ali's Younger Brother
Cornel West Self - Political Activist, Professor at Harvard University
Todd Boyd Self - Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at USC
May May Self - Muhammad Ali's Eldest Daughter
Al Sharpton Self - Civil Rights Activist, Politician
Elijah Muhammad Self - Leader of the Nation of Islam 1934 - 1975
Herb Boyd Self - Professor, Co-Editor of 'The Diary of Malcolm X'
Marcus Garvey Self
Gene Kilroy Self - Muhammad Ali's Friend, Business Manager
Johnny Smith Self - Co-Author of 'Blood Brothers'
A. Peter Bailey Self - OAAU Founding Member, Journalist, Professor
Randy Roberts Self - Co-Author of 'Blood Brothers'
Jerry Izenberg Self - Hall of Fame Sports Journalist
Robert Lipsyte Self - Sports Journalist, Author
Louis Farrakhan Self - Formerly Calypso Gene the Charmer
Zaheer Ali Self - Oral Historian, Educator
John Ali Self - Former National Secretary of the NOI

Producers

Jonathan Chinn Executive Producer
Simon Chinn Executive Producer
Erynn Sampson Executive Producer
Marcus A. Clarke Executive Producer
Kenya Barris Producer
Julieann Galdames Producer
Rachel Hawatmeh Producer
David Kraemer Producer
Carolyn Sperry Producer
Vanessa Tovell Producer
Jason Perez Producer
Nabwire Butali Producer
Sam Pollard Producer
Ayanna Hart Producer

Editors

Paul Carruthers, Jeremy Siefer

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