When we were kings

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) GV1132.A44 W495 2019x
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In 1974, Leon Gast traveled to Africa to film Zaire 74, a music festival planned to accompany the Rumble in the Jungle, Muhammad Ali's heavyweight championship fight against George Foreman. This documentary captures the charismatic boxer training for one of the toughest bouts of his career.
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer
"Soul Power", a 2008 documentary about the Zaïre 74 music festival directed by Jefrey Kusama-Hinte
New interview with producer David Sonenberg
Interview from 1997 with director Leon Gast
An essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh.

Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 998.
Subjects Ali, Muhammad, -- 1942-2016.
Foreman, George, -- 1949-
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
African American boxers -- Biography.
Boxing matches -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Sports films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2019
Edition DVD special edition, Widescreen.
Other Titles Soul power.
Contributors Gast, Leon, film director, film producer.
Sonenberg, David, film producer.
Hackford, Taylor, 1944- film producer.
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016, on-screen participant.
Foreman, George, 1949- on-screen participant.
King, Don, 1931- on-screen participant.
Brown, James, 1933-2006, on-screen participant.
King, B. B., on-screen participant.
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997, on-screen participant.
Lee, Spike, commentator.
Mailer, Norman, commentator.
Plimpton, George, commentator.
Hauser, Thomas, commentator.
Das Films, production company.
Gramercy Pictures, contributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Featuring Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B.B. King, Mobuto Sese Seko, Spike Lee, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Thomas Hauser.
Language English
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes Documentary.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Accompanying material may include: 1 sheet (includes an essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh).
System Details DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 5.0 surround, Dolby Audio.
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681436517
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