BECA Alum Executive Produces Showtime Documentary "STAND"

Author: Department of BECA
January 23, 2023
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Photo Credit: Showtime

STAND examines the remarkable life of social justice activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. BECA alum, Sarah Allen (Class of '99), worked as one of three executive producers on the film.

The documentary 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.

STAND will premiere Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. on Showtime and will be available across the network’s on-demand and streaming platforms at premiere. In the meantime, you can see the trailer for the documentary here: STAND Trailer.

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