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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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This is the story of Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

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About the Film

About the Film

See how Muhammad Ali fought with his words as well as his fists.

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Episodes of Independent Lens11

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TRAPPED

Watch this episode through July 20th.

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TRAPPED

1:20:31

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Knocking

Watch this episode through June 29th.

57:02

Knocking

57:02

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Dogtown Redemption

Watch this episode through August 14th.

55:31

Dogtown Redemption

55:31

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Welcome to Leith

Watch this episode through August 1st.

1:24:26

Welcome to Leith

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Clips of Independent Lens509

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Informed Consent

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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Informed Consent

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Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:26

Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

1:26

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Teen Rape Victim Turned Away

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:32

Teen Rape Victim Turned Away

1:32

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Unnecessary Equipment

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

1:57

Unnecessary Equipment

1:57

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A Former Minister Living on the Streets

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

2:37

A Former Minister Living on the Streets

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Miss Kay

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

1:07

Miss Kay

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Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

2:46

Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

2:46

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Recycling Balancing Act

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

1:42

Recycling Balancing Act

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Previews of Independent Lens196

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Coming to Independent Lens: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, August 2, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

The Armor of Light premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

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