Documentary Feature "Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali" Highlighting The Extraordinary Friendship Of Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali Coming To Netflix
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali is the definitive documentary about legendary icons Malcom X and Muhammad Ali featuring never before seen archival footage. The documentary feature is inspired by the book "Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X" written by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith. The film will debut on Netflix on September 9.
Director: Marcus A. Clarke (Unsolved Mysteries, Rapture)
Producers: Kenya Barris for Khalabo Ink Society; Jason Perez
Executive Producers: Erynn Sampson for Khalabo Ink Society; Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn for Lightbox; and Simon George.
Synopsis: Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the excon-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking truth to power. The message they carry, still as potent and relevant today as ever before. Their bond was undoubtedly deep, their friendship real and their legacies inextricably bound.
Quote from Marcus A. Clarke: "Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali are two of the most iconic and revered African Americans of the twentieth century, and yet the depths of their friendship and the influence they had on each other is largely unknown. Blood Brothers provides a deeper understanding into what made these two men tick, the intense role faith played in their bond and ultimately how their budding friendship came to an abrupt end."
Barris and Khalabo Ink Society are also producing an upcoming documentary on civil rights attorney Ben Crump for Netflix.
Clarke directed three of six installments of Netflix's documentary series Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 1, as well as three episodes of the Netflix docuseries Rapture.
Lightbox previously produced Netflix's documentary series Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, documentary feature Tell Me Who I Am, and documentary series Diagnosis, in partnership with the New York Times.