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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornel West ... Himself
Alice Walker ... Herself
Angela Davis ... Herself
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter ... Himself
Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself
Ruby Dee ... Herself
Peter Coyote ... Himself
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Tariq Ali 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
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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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Not Rated
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,806, 12 May 2013
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Production Co:

Street Legal Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Written by Jerry Hannan
Performed by Eddie Vedder
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Excellent chronicle of one of the most important thinkers of the 21st Century
10 July 2013 | by staajabuSee all my reviews

Because of Mumia Abu-Jamal's honesty and integrity, not to mention his gift of communicating through the medium of writing and broadcast journalism, this film is crucial is bringing information to the world audience of his humble beginnings and his consistent search for truth and justice.

Since I've known him since the early days of WRTI in Philly and have been an ardent fan of his for many years, I can attest to the film's accuracy and historical validity. Great job done for a great cause. Mumia Abu-Jamal must be set free.

Much respect, staajabu


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