Cassius X: Becoming Ali

Directed by Muta’ Ali

Cassius X: Becoming Ali follows the early years of Cassius Clay, from bright-eyed rookie to world heavyweight champion and from working class intellectual to one of America’s most influential civil rights campaigners.

The film reveals how the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, reinforced by a friendship with revolutionary preacher, Malcolm X, set Clay on the journey to become “Cassius X”, before his induction to the Nation of Islam and ascension to the name of the great Muhammad Ali.

Cassius X: Becoming Ali is the extraordinary story of how one young boxer from Louisville, Kentucky became a cultural icon for the ages, forever to be known thereafter as “The Greatest”.

Event/ The screening on Mon 16 Oct at 18:10, will be followed by a panel discussion curated by The New Black Film Collective. Guests include Ismael Lea South (The Salam Project), Angela Ankeli (Global Arts Manchester), Otis Thomas (TAP Project), Linford Sweeney, Miss Motivator, and Mario Culpeper.  Tickets for this screening are excluded from the HOME Film Pass


Relaxed/ The screening of Cassius X: Becoming Ali on Tue 17 Oct at 15:30 is Relaxed. There will be no adverts or trailers and the film will be introduced by a HOME volunteer. For more information about our Relaxed events, see here

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