[01/17/23 - 01:49 PM] Video: Showtime Sports Documentary Films Releases Official Trailer for "Stand" The project is a feature-length examination of the remarkable life of social activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) SPORTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR "STAND"
A Look at the Courageous Journey of Activist
and Basketball Phenom Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf,
STAND Premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
NEW YORK - January 17, 2023 - SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films has released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary STAND, the feature-length examination of the remarkable life of social activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. STAND premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and will be available across the network's on-demand and streaming platforms at premiere.
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Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons, making her feature-length directorial debut, the film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars including Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O'Neal, Jalen Rose, Mahershala Ali, Ice Cube and more.
The raw and unflinching STAND details Abdul-Rauf's unprecedented journey from schoolboy prodigy to NBA All-Rookie team to national pariah. STAND explores the personal struggles of Abdul-Rauf - born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Mississippi - and how he overcame overwhelming odds, including extreme poverty and Tourette's Syndrome, to make it to basketball's biggest stage. The film also details Abdul-Rauf's conversion to Islam and his groundbreaking stand against racism and for social justice, and the backlash that ensued.
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