A study of crazy brilliance and flamboyant sincerity, 'a.k.a. Cassius Clay' presents a fascinating look at the incredible life and achievements of one of the most courageous, outspoken and charismatic figures of boxing: Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay in 1942, Ali soon rose to become a renowned athlete, an articulate author and a compelling political leader. Audacious, ambitious and totally fearless, Ali became a symbol of pride, a legend of hope and one of the most extraordinary cultural icons in the 20th century. Filled with plenty of meat in the visual material, 'a.k.a. Cassius Clay' charts the voyage of a man who grabbed Olympic gold at the age of 18, captured the World Heavyweight title at 21, and ultimately came to power as one of the most forceful leaders of the American civil rights movement. Featuring clips from his most celebrated fights with Archie Moore and Sonny Liston, rare interviews with his trainer Cus D'Amato, and extraordinary footage of Ali during his Alliance with Malcolm X, 'a.k.a. Cassius Clay' is an intelligently and artistically assembled and provocative documentary.