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Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2012)

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The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Stephen Vittoria

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornel West ... Self
Alice Walker ... Self
Angela Davis ... Self
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter ... Self
Giancarlo Esposito ... Self
Ruby Dee ... Self
Peter Coyote ... Self
Dick Gregory ... Self
Tariq Ali ... Self
Amy Goodman ... Self
Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal ... Self
Dave Zirin Dave Zirin ... Self
M. One M. One ... Self (as Mutulu Olugbala)
Pam Africa Pam Africa ... Self
Johanna Fernandez Johanna Fernandez ... Self
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Storyline

Unlike any other film, book, or article produced about Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" focuses on his career as a prolific author and broadcaster from Pennsylvania's Death Row. In fact, the film does not deal with Abu-Jamal's case, but rather chronicles his life and work as a journalist and revolutionary - both prior and post incarceration. After Abu-Jamal is convicted for the murder of of Philadelphia patrolman Daniel Faulkner, the story then exposes Abu-Jamal's battles with the American court system to continue his work from prison- a battle he continues to wage to this very day. Written by Street Legal Cinema

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A documentary on the case and imprisonment of Mumia Abu Jamal
6 November 2013 | by CDragon27See all my reviews

I thought the documentary would be a dry, factual restating of the case. I was wrong. It pulsed with life, in the words of Mumia Abu Jamal, and in the many people who spoke from their hearts about the man, his case, and his effect on their lives. I learned more about the hidden history of this country. worth seeing and sharing. The fact that anyone, especially someone convicted on such flimsy and suspect evidence has been left in solitary is obscene. The way that Mr. Abu Jamal has not only retained his humanity, but is using his words to reach out and make a positive change in the world, is a lesson for us all. I was fortunate enough to also hear from the director of this powerful documentary, and his journey to gain access, and to bring this story to the world, also should be noted.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,283, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$37,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,731
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Street Legal Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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