Showtime revealed the official trailer for Stand, the documentary examining the life of social activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. The film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars including Stephen Curry,Steve Kerr, Shaquille O’Neal, Jalen Rose, Mahershala Ali, Ice Cube and more.
Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons, making her feature-length directorial debut, Stand premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
The raw and unflinching Stand details Abdul-Rauf’s unprecedented journey from schoolboy prodigy to NBA All-Rookie team to national pariah. Stand explores the personal struggles of Abdul-Rauf – born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Mississippi – and how he overcame overwhelming odds, including extreme poverty and Tourette’s Syndrome, to make it to basketball’s biggest stage.The film also details Abdul-Rauf’s conversion to Islam and his groundbreaking stand against racism and for social justice, and the backlash that ensued.
Watch the official trailer for Stand.