Premiär för Netflix-dokumentären “Blood Brothers” – om Malcolm X och Muhammad Ali



Denna vecka premiärvisas en ny dokumentärfilm på Netflix om vänskapen mellan Malcolm X och Muhammad Ali. Filmen är inspirerad av boken “Blood Brothers” skriven av Randy Roberts och Johnny Smith, med regi av Marcus A. Clarke som stått bakom “Unsolved Mysteries” och “Rapture” tidigare. Bland producenterna återfinns även välrenommerade Kenya Barris. Handlingen i dokumentären beskrivs enligt nedan:


“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.”



“Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” får premiär på Netflix 9 september 2021.