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In 1981, black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. More than 25 years later, the case continues to spark controversy... See full summary »

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Mumia Abu-Jamal ...
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Pam Africa
James Binns
Maureen Faulkner
Joseph J. McGill
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Helen Prejean
Edward Rendell
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In 1981, black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. More than 25 years later, the case continues to spark controversy around the world, inspiring documentaries, books and intense debate. as the world's most celebrated death row inmate keeps his silence on his version of what actually happened in the middle of cold December night on a dark Philadelphia street. Written by Jennifer Treichler

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Excellent analysis taking in all viewpoints
23 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tigre Hill viewed this incident, the cold blooded murder of a Philadelphia Police Officer, with a blind eye toward race. He gathers FACTS as well as the opinions of those blinded by the rhetoric and shows the obvious distinctions. Speaking with those present on the scene and still clearly affected by the events of that cold night, Tigre allows the viewer to form their own opinion but this viewer finds it impossible to come to any conclusion other than the one a jury and numerous appellate courts already have. There is no "acting" in this film. It is pure documentary with actual footage from the news vaults taken at the time of the crime and the trials. Interviews are conducted around the country and even the world gathering opinions of those who have been vocal in the matter and historical background about the studies of Wesley Cook (a.k.a. Mumia Abu Jamal) which may have influenced his actions on the night in question.


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