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Watch It Before It Leaves Netflix: I Am Ali

Come January 1st, Netflix will be bringing in a huge stash of new content to its library, ranging from classics to recent hits to their own original content. Films arriving on the streaming service on the first day of the new year include the entire Indiana Jones film franchise, BabelBlack Hawk DownCity Of GodHappy Feet, Hell Or High Water, Jay And Silent Bob Strike BackPulp FictionSwingersTears Of The Sun, The Addams FamilyThe Dark KnightThe Departed, and Watchmen. All that is arriving on the first day alone.

However, the bad news is some films have to leave. Therefore, I took it upon myself to give you quick reviews of films you should view before they leave Netflix forever (or until Netflix decides to bring them back). One of those films is the documentary I Am Ali from 2014.

The film utilizes for the first time personal audio journals that Ali kept throughout his life. Everything from phone calls to interviews are overlapped with vintage video of Ali’s career and insight from his closest friends and family. Director Clare Lewins does a fantastic job of blending these recordings in between the very public moments of Ali’s career. Guests like Ali’s brother Rahman, children Hana, Maryum, and Muhammad Jr., George Foreman, Tom Jones and Gene Kilroy are all featured speaking about life with the man known as “The Greatest.” The documentary is a new insight on the human side of one of the most influential figures in the nation’s history and if you are as big of a fan of Muhammad Ali as I am, you will thoroughly enjoy this film.

I Am Ali is available on Netflix until January 1st.

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