Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Long Distance Revolutionary focuses on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from the depths of prison. The film chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer and philosopher – a public intellectual who has spent thirty years in a Pennsylvania prison, twenty,nine of them in solitary confinement on death row. The film tracks Mumia’s early work in journalism and emerging career as a reporter for National Public Radio. After Mumia is convicted for the murder of Philadelphia patrolman Daniel Faulkner, the story then exposes Mumia’s battles wit the American judicial system )prisons & courts) to continue his journalism and radio broadcasts from behind bars – a battle he continues to wave to this very day. The film evolves into an exploration of his impact on social and political discourse in the United States and around the world.
The film features exclusive and rare prison interviews with Mumia as well insights from Corenl West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Ruby Dee, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Amy Goodman, Dick Gregory, Peter Coyote, Giancarlo Esposito, Tariq Ali, Michael Parenti, Ramsey Clark, M-1 (Dead Prez), Dave Zirin, Aya de Leon, Frances Goldin, Ramona Africa, as well as many others. Ultimately, the film ushers the audience behind the prison walls and exposes the horrors of the American gulas. The audience experiences this journey with Mumia… a journey that defines the triumph of hope, courage and love.
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