22 JUL 2021

NETFLIX RELEASES LIGHTBOX’S NEW “BLOOD BROTHERS” DOCUMENTARY

The documentary feature, inspired by the book “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, was directed by Marcus A. Clarke and produced by Kenya Barris and Jason Perez, with Erynn Sampson for Khalabo Ink Society, alongside other Lightbox executives.

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Netflix has officially unveiled its most recent documentary release: “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali.” "So little is known about this crucial friendship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. “Blood Brothers” provides a deeper understanding into what made these two men tick, the intense role faith played in their bond, and ultimately how their budding friendship came to an abrupt end,Marcus A. Clarke said.

The documentary feature, inspired by the book “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X” written by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith was directed by Marcus A. Clarke and produced by Kenya Barris and Jason Perez, with Erynn Sampson for Khalabo Ink Society; Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn for Lightbox; and Simon George, serving as executive producers.

Featuring legendary icons Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali featuring never before seen archival footage. The documentary tells the story of two extraordinary iconic figures, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. The film showcases the often unspoken bond between the two talented men, who both stand strongly against oppression imposed by whites.

 Lightbox, founded by two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy Award-winning producer Jonathan Chinn has previously produced critically acclaimed content for Netflix including the documentary series “Sophie: A Murder in West Cork;” feature film “Tell Me Who I Am,” and “Diagnosis,” in partnership with the New York Times. Simon George previously produced “Age of Samurai” and “History 101” for Netflix, “Pariah: The Lives And Deaths of Sonny Liston” for Showtime, and “Noel Gallagher: Out Of The Now” for Sky Arts. 

So little is known about this crucial friendship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. “Blood Brothers” provides a deeper understanding into what made these two men tick, the intense role faith played in their bond, and ultimately how their budding friendship came to an abrupt end.” Marcus A. Clarke Director, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X