Long distance revolutionary, released nationally by first run features and internationally by monoduo films berlin. Friday april 24th teachin rise up resist mumias 66th. Political prisoners webinar teachin sponsored by mobilization4mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary mumia abujamal, incarcerated for 39. Long distance revolutionary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many consider americas most famous political prisoner a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Join us for a peace talk at the pdf center for peace and justice with prison radio, bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment. It explores mumias remarkable growth, during his 30 year incarceration. She was present at mumias court hearing in philadelphia and appeared on democracy now. Jamal is an awardwinning journalist and author of ten books live from death row harper perennial, 1995, death blossoms common notions, 1996, all things censored seven stories, 2000, faith of our fathers africa world press, 2003, we want. Long distance revolutionary directed by stephen vittoria running time. Peace development fund the peace development fund works. A journey with mumia abujamal explores through prison interviews, archival footage and narrations, the life of a. An insightful documentary on mumia abujamal workers world.
Stephen vittorias new feature documentary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many. Manufacturing guilt how philadelphias police and da actively manufactured mumias guilt, and suppressed his innocence a short film by stephen vittoria, writerdirector of mumia long distance revolutionary, with rachel wolkenstein, lawyer for mumia, legal consultant on this film. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire. Long distance revolutionary refreshingly does not shy away from radical politics, instead embracing them wholeheartedly in discussing the racism and by proxy the prison. He has been featured in the documentary long distance revolutionary. Long distance revolutionary, 2012 documentary film.
A journey with mumiaabu jamal directed by stephen vittoria opens february 1, 20 first run features, 120 minutes long distance revolutionary. After 30 years in prison, and despite attempts to silence him, activist and writer mumia abujamal mumia continues to educate, provoke and inspire. Unlike any other film, book, or article produced about mumia abujamal, mumia. Recent news labor action committee to free mumia abujamal. Cornel west, alice walker, dick gregory, angela davis, rubin hurricane carter, amy goodman, stephen. Long distance revolutionary is a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy inherent in the american dream and is a mustsee for any and all who are concerned with upholding the constitutional rights of all americans. Live from death row is a collection of pdf his prison writingsan. Long distance revolutionary on may 3rd, the new film about mumia abujamal, long distance revolutionary, opens in philadelphia join our email list. Mumia abujamal is a political activist and journalist who was convicted of murder and. Long distance revolutionary focuses on his career as a prolific author and broadcaster from pennsylvanias death row. He wants jamal to take control of the scorpions and run crack. Lynne campaigned for mumias freedom for the several years that she was free on bail and traveling the country in her own defense. The forgotten summer of george mcgovern won top honors at the sarasota film festival as best documentary feature and was released nationwide by first run features.
But now, one court has thrown out all the decisions of the pa supreme court that denied mumias appeals against his. Long distance revolutionary vittoria, stephen 20 usa uk 120 min tuesday, april 21, 2020 page 6 of 831 actors last name actors first name title director year country length. Lawsuit seeks to invalidate outgoing governors censorship. Once a prominent radio reporter, mumia abujamal is now in a pennsylvania prison awaiting his statesactioned execution. A journey with mumia abujamal opened at the ritz at the bourse, a landmark theater, on may 3 for a sixday run.
There will not be a meeting of the organizational structure committee this month. After numerous appeals, his death penalty sentence. And now that jamals brother randys in the slam, crazy mack has a crazy idea. Join us for a peace talk at the pdf center for peace and justice with prison radio, bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and. There will be a general membership meeting and board of trustees meeting in winstonsalem, nc. Jamal is an award winning journalist and author of ten books live from death row. Murder incorporated dreaming of empire independent. New documentary movie about mumia abujamal starts showing in theatres from feb. Selected prison writings of mumia abujamal, mumia abujamal 2015 the classroom and. His documentary films include long distance revolutionary. In his youth mumia abujamal helped found the philadelphia branch of the black panther party, wrote for the national newspaper, and began his lifelong work of exposing the violence of the state as it manifests in entrenched poverty, endemic racism, and unending police brutality and celebrating a peoples unending quest for freedom. Request for proposals to particpate in pdf s technical assistance program.
Murder incorporated dreaming of empire independent publishers. Publication of the national alumni association of the. The film focuses on mumia s life and work, and not as much on the trial that sent him to deathrow for more than 27 years. Long distance revolutionary is a wonderful, humane picture of one of the most important progressive figures of our day. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including cornel west, alice walker. Writing on the wall, selected prison writings of mumia abu. Since at least 1995, there are examples of references to him in notable. A journey with mumia abujamal and one bright shining moment. In 1981, he was elected president of the association of black journalists philadelphia chapter and was a.
Redwood curtain copwatch, in 2008, instigated the formation of a local friends of move chapter. A journey with mumia abujamal is a compelling documentary about a riveting historical figure a passionate, partisan, and persuasive intervention in the notatall free marketplace of. Stalwart philadelphia journalist linn washington writes about the cancelation of our film on mumias life by the cityplex12 in newark. Twenty nine of those years were spent in solitary confinement on death row. The san diego committee against police brutality sdcapb has hosted birthday celebrations, educational forums and commemorations in april and december in honor and recognition of the long distance revolutionary mumia abujamal for the last 20 years. Friends of move chapter in local area free the move. Long distance revolutionary is stephen vittorias current documentary and it opens in theatres this fall. Includes the explosive short film manufacturing guilt, unequivocal regarding abujamals innocence while detailing the astonishing efforts. For the past thirty three years he has been a resident of the pennsylvania state prison system. Several notable musicians, including krsone, chumbawamba, rage against the machine, unbound allstars, saul williams, antiflag, man is the bastard, immortal technique and tupac shakur have made references to abujamal in their work in 1995 rapper krsone released an eponymous album featuring the song, free mumia in 1996, the black crowes played some live shows with a. Writing on the wall, selected prison writings of mumia abujamal. A short film by stephen vittoria, writerdirector of mumia long distance revolutionary, with rachel wolkenstein, lawyer for mumia, legal consultant on this film. A journey with mumia abujamal by stephen vittoria and has written numerous essays from his solitary confinement cell.
A polarizing figure, mumia abujamal has attracted widespread attention in popular culture. The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate mumia abujamal. In 2012, vittoria produced, wrote, directed, and edited the feature documentary mumia. From rosa parks to edward snowden, from the trail of tears to ferguson, missouri, abujamal addresses a sweeping range of contemporary. Open house at the pdf center for peace and justice. April 24, 1954 is a political activist and journalist who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of philadelphia police officer daniel faulkner. Her writings have been published internationally, from al jazeera to the huffington post. Long distance revolutionary, a journey with mumia abujamal videos by.
Labor action committee to free mumia abujamal mumia abu. Long distance revolutionary directed by stephen vittoria. How philadelphias police and da actively manufactured mumias guilt, and suppressed his innocence. Jamal is an awardwinning journalist and author of ten books live from death row harper perennial, 1995, death blossoms common notions, 1996, all things censored seven stories, 2000, faith of. Mumia abu long distance revolutionary committees and subcommittees there will not be a meeting of the membership committee this month. Mumia, long distance revolutionary sponsored by the frederick douglass institute for african and african american studies and facilitated by warner doctoral student rafael outland thursday, october 17, 20 7 10 p.
The case of mumia abujamal manufacturing guilt how philadelphias police and da actively manufactured mumias guilt, and suppressed his innocence a short film by stephen vittoria, writerdirector of mumia long distance revolutionary,with rachel wolkenstein, lawyer for mumia, legal consultant on this film. With cornel west, alice walker, angela davis, rubin hurricane carter. Courts have ignored and suppressed evidence of his innocence for decades. Our founding statement dated january 10, 1999, is posted here. He became widely known while on death row for his writings and commentary on the criminal justice system in the united states. Philadelphia in one of many milestones in the decadeslong movement to free political prisoner mumia abujamal, the documentary film long distance revolutionary.
Fernandez is the writer and producer of the film, justice on trial. I urge you to carefully read the material below and lend a hand. Jamal is an awardwinning journalist and author of ten books live from death row. Manufacturing guilt new documentary about mumia abu. Long distance revolutionary and prison radio published on january 10, 2014. The film chronicles the career of imprisoned journalist mumia abujamal, both before and during incarceration. Outside the logic of the prison on mumias birthday. By marc lamont hill these slightly edited remarks were given april 24 at the u. Release mumia abu jamal and all political prisoners, now. Please read about the move organization and help get the move 9 prisoners released theyve been in pennsylvania prisons since 1978 free the move 9. Pittsburgh, pa a lawsuit challenging a pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence mumia abujamal and others convicted of personal injury crimes was filed today, less than one month after outgoing governor corbett signed the bill into law as part of his failed reelection campaign. He is the author of nine books, including death blossoms and live from death row, and thousands of radio commentaries. The labor action committee to free mumia abujamal is a group of union activists dedicated to educating workers about jamals case and promoting labor action in solidarity with his struggle. Goddard college commencement stirred up controversy.257 1333 274 846 371 1121 1126 151 1168 492 128 326 1385 485 983 1509 679 556 41 125 1460 197 1211 1510 1485 180 1081 1409 270 948 945