A vibrant and fascinating account of the unforgettable "Rumble in the Jungle", the 1974 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and then seemingly invincible heavyweight champion, George Foreman. Combining never-before-seen footage shot at the time with present day interviews. When We Where Kings takes us back to a pivotal era in our modern history. It was the era of superfly, big afros, funky platform shoes, and James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud." And at the center of the film is the witty, wildly charismatic Ali, who became a hero to many black Americans and Africans by speaking out for people of color everywhere.