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When We Were Kings

  • Whirled Cinema 259-260 Hardess Street London, SE24 United Kingdom (map)

When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The fight was held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974.

Released in 1996, the film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It took the director Leon Gast 22 years to edit and finance the documentary before it was finally released.

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