When We Were Kings
Release Date: February 14th, 1997
PG|1 hr. 24 min.
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the "Rumble in the Jungle" between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics, including the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Director: Leon Gast
Distributor: Gramercy Pictures, Polygram, Image Entertainment Inc.