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Mumia, long distance revolutionary : a journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Abu-Jamal, Mumia (Added Author). Vittoria, Stephen. (Added Author). Farzanrad, Katyana. (Added Author). Hanrahan, Noelle. (Added Author). Guillory, Robert. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Stephen Vittoria.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ramona Africa, Tariq Ali, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Peter Coyote, Angela Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Johanna Fern?andez, Amy Goodman, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Dave Zinn.
Summary, etc.:
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. 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. Stephen Vittoria's new feature documentary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many consider America's most famous political prisoner - a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and others, this riveting film explores Mumia's life before, during and after Death Row - revealing, in the words of Angela Davis, "the most eloquent and most powerful opponent of the death penalty in the world...the 21st Century Frederick Douglass."
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Death row inmates > United States > Biography.
African American prisoners > Biography.
Racism > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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