This song features in the Muhammad Ali documentary Ali's Comeback
, which details the boxing legend's return to the ring after being exiled due to his stance against the Vietnam War. In an interview with Songfacts
, Maxi Priest spoke of his pride at being included in the film. "It's an honor and a pleasure to be in anything with Muhammad Ali," he said. "He is an icon! When the opportunity was presented I just knew I had to be involved with the film. 'Are We Just People' will be stamped in that history forever."