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About When We Were Kings

Rating:
PG
Year Released:
1996
Genres:
Documentary
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Leon Gast’s seminal documentary, When We Were Kings (1996 Academy-Award® winner for Best Documentary Feature), brilliantly captures the vivid theater and political stakes of the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire. Kings operates at a fascinating intersection between sports, politics, and culture to interrogate the fight as a morality play on the shifting state of global Black identity politics in the 1970s. This 20th anniversary screening is co-sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, and IU Cinema. (35mm Presentation)

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