The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Documentary on the life of a Black revolutionary
Good and rare documentary of the life of a Black revolutionary and political prisoner. Also, a very good introduction to the situation of Mumia Abu-Jamal for those who aren't very familiar with it. The film traces Abu-Jamal's biography from his early years to becoming conscious of injustices of racist and capitalist society to membership in the Black Panther Party to his later career as a radio journalist (and both radio and print journalist in jail). At the same time the movie doesn't go much into Abu-Jamal's case inasmuch as other movies have already done that. The work is well put-together technically. Is makes creative use of actors and actresses for roles for which there isn't (and can't be) any footage. Some of those roles, however, are over-acted. A number of academics and literary and other 'names' comment on his life and case. However, the film overly relies on this sort of celebrity testimony as opposed to that from voices of the grassroots. Well worth seeing.
- Nov 2, 2013
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By what name was Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2012) officially released in Canada in English?Answer