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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.


Stephen Vittoria





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornel West ... Himself
Alice Walker ... Herself
Angela Davis ... Herself
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter ... Himself
Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself
Ruby Dee ... Herself
Peter Coyote ... Himself
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Tariq Ali ... Himself
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman ... Herself
Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal ... Himself
Dave Zirin Dave Zirin ... Himself
Mutulu Olugabala Mutulu Olugabala ... Himself
Pam Africa Pam Africa ... Herself
Johanna Fernandez Johanna Fernandez ... Herself


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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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 »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,283, 3 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,806, 12 May 2013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Street Legal Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Written by Jerry Hannan
Performed by Eddie Vedder
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Ignore the overall rating of this documentary
19 May 2013 | by elizabethfaraoneSee all my reviews

The overall rating for this documentary is not an accurate accounting. Unfortunately, those who wanted to keep Mumia on death row are always actively trying to discredit him. When they caught wind of the existence of IMDb (not surprising it took so long), the ratings abruptly dropped. They don't have the intelligence required to understand Mumia's case or his humanitarian activism but they are master manipulators.

If you have been following Mumia as I have since the early 1980s, you will love this movie.

If you are not familiar with Mumia and are a humanitarian, you will love this movie. Follow it up with "Justice on Trial: Mumia Abu-Jamal" and "Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?".

To understand the crass and cruel assumptions of those who defame him, watch "The Barrel of a Gun."

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