What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
Reigning Champ La Brea hosted filmmaker Antoine Fuqua for a preview of his new documentary, “What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali,” as well as a panel discussion about storytelling and social activism.
The film tells the inspiring story of Muhammad Ali, in his own words, focusing on his greatness, not just as an athlete, but as a person and humanitarian.
Following an abbreviated screening of ”What’s My Name,” Fuqua was joined by former seven-time world boxing champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib, and Maverick Carter—who co-executive produced the film with LeBron James—for an opportunity to dive into Ali’s lasting impact as an athlete-activist. Students from the Montebello school district were also in attendance and participated in discussions about Ali, filmmaking and social activism.
The two-part documentary explores Ali’s challenges and triumphs through recordings of his own voice, and premieres on May 14 at 8 p.m. EST on HBO.
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