SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary, STAND, the feature-length examination of the remarkable life of social activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. STAND premieres Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and will be available across the network’s on-demand and streaming platforms.
Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons, making her feature-length directorial debut, 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.
The raw and unflinching STAND details Abdul-Rauf’s unprecedented journey from schoolboy prodigy to NBA All-Rookie team, then to national pariah. STAND explores the personal struggles of Abdul-Rauf – born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Miss. – 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, along with backlash that ensued.