04/09/2015

'In Prison My whole Life'




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In Prison My whole Life - trailer:




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"A well-meaning but unfocused documentary attempting to bring new attention to the long-running (but hardly unremarked) controversy over the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The former Black Panther organiser has been on death row in Pennsylvania since 1981 after being convicted of murdering a policeman".

The Guardian

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More here: http://www.inprisonmywholelife.com/


Will Francome was born on 9th of December 1981 in the United Kingdom. The same night, in Philadelphia, a black journalist, former member of the Black Panther party, was arrested for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a police officer. His name: Mumia Abu-Jamal. While William grew up in a white middle-class suburb, Mumia Abu Jamalbecame a leader from death row, claiming his innocence and fighting against all injustices, the voice of the voiceless. When he was 25 years old, William decided to investigate Mumia Abu-Jamal’s story and soon uncovers that case for reasonnable doubt in the trial had been overruled for discutable reasons. The documentary film is the result of the investigation.

The first ever documentary to be awarded the Amnesty International Secretariat stamp for the accuity of its research, In Prison My Whole Life was selected to numerous film festivals, including Sundance, Roma, London, Geneva... It won awards at the Paris and Geneva Human Rights Film Festival, at the Berlin Black Film Festival... Click to watch In Prison My Whole Life online or order the DVD.




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