Magazine article Screen International

Autlook Punches with Ali Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Autlook Punches with Ali Doc

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EXCLUSIVE: Company acquires world rights to Bill Siegel's The Trials of Mohammad Ali [pictured].

Austrian doc sales specialists Autlook have been on the prowl for new acquisitions.

On the eve of Cannes, Autlook has taken on world rights to Bill Siegel's Tribeca entry The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The film, exec produced by Leon Gast (When We Were Kings) was made through Kartemquin Films.

It chronicles the boxing superstar's religious and political awakening, exploring the circumstances behind the bitter legal battle Ali faced with the US Government when he refused to serve in the Vietnam War. (This period in Ali's life is also covered in fictional form in Stephen Frears' Cannes entry, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, made for HBO.)

Alongside the Ali film, Autlook has also recently nabbed the macabre new feature doc Profilers - Gaze Into The Abyss. …

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