Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Release Date: 2013-02-01
NYC and/or LA Release

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Film Genre(s): Documentary

United States

SYNOPSIS

Long Distance Revolutionary focuses on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from the depths of prison. The film chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer and philosopher – a public intellectual who has spent thirty years in a Pennsylvania prison, twenty,nine of them in solitary confinement on death row. The film tracks Mumia’s early work in journalism and emerging career as a reporter for National Public Radio. After Mumia is convicted for the murder of Philadelphia patrolman Daniel Faulkner, the story then exposes Mumia’s battles wit the American judicial system (prisons & courts) to continue his journalism and radio broadcasts from behind bars – a battle he continues to wave to this very day.