Friday, September 4, 2009

Leon Gast

Photograph from
Photograph from When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings
(1996) transports the viewer directly to 1974's "Rumble in the Jungle:" the fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Expressive footage from several cameras includes the then-ruler of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, as well as local people and performances. All of these elements are edited together into a well-paced story. The 2008 documentary, Soul Power, further explores the music festival that accompanied the boxing match.
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