‘The Baddest Daddy in the Whole World’ (1972)

Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE. 

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Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE. 

He was one of the greatest and most compelling personalities in the world of sport and politics in the latter part of the 20th century. This rare behind-the-scenes documentary follows heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, as he prepares to fight rival Jürgen Blin in Zürich, Switzerland. Producer Roland Zanotelli captures a rare and memorable vignette in history, in a way that few have, showing the multifaceted character of Ali as he barnstormed through the global sporting scene whilst maintaining a unique position as a global icon in culture and politics.

Run time: 52 min
Producer: Roland Zanotelli
Production: Eurasian Credit Trust S.A. Cooperative (1972)

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