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FACING ALI (2009)

"An astounding feat..."—The Province

I'm not sure how to imbed the FACING ALI trailer on the site, but you can see it here.

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As a kid, I loved Muhammad Ali, and boxing history, and longed to see replays of the Fight of the Century (or any fight of Ali's) on Wide World of Sports. The opening for WWoS always had a one-punch clip of his '74 fight with Frazier. I know that was a largely forgotten fight, but I was still like: "Show more, you bastards! Show more! "

Alas, no.

So to fast forward 30 0r 40 years, and to be meeting and interviewing these ten warrior/champions who Ali fought—Sir Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo, Ernie Terrell, Smokin' Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Ron Lyle, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks and Larry Holmes—was a completely wonderful, insightful, nostalgic, fantastic, surreal experience. To seek their story, their soul, and try to capture that in one film—and working with such a talented crew—what an opportunity. May watching it be the same intense and joyful and enlightening experience for you.

I think FACING ALI's expected release dates are June to film festivals, and possibly July or August if a theatrical release happens .

 

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UGANDA RISING (2006)

For two decades, the Acholi people of Northern Uganda have been caught in a civil war between a rebel group whose main objective is inhumane terror and a government whose military response has often increased misery and suffering. Over one and a half million people have been displaced into camps and over 25,000 children have been abducted to be used as soldiers and sex slaves. Uganda Rising is the story of Northern Uganda, her stolen children, and their fight to be free.

Featuring: Betty Bigombe, Noam Chomsky, Erin Baines, Mahmood Mamdani, Samantha Power, Lloyd Axworthy...

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SEE GRACE FLY (2003)

Dominic McKinley, a repressed yet courageous lay missionary working in war-ravaged Sierra Leone, is called home to Canada to arrange his mother’s funeral and figure out how to deal with his brilliant yet schizophrenic older sister, Grace. But Grace has even higher callings—and an indomitable will—and in the days leading up to the funeral the truth of her convictions threaten to shatter her brother’s beliefs, and both of their lives, forever.

Driven by the courage of love and the agony of mental illness, SEE GRACE FLY slams heart first into faith, death, sex and family, offering a gripping look at the mysterious tightrope between belief and reality.

 

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