Long Distance Revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal Australian Premiere

Official selection:
NYC Documentary Film Festival 2012
Copenhagen International Documentary FF 2012

"Tracing the path of a brilliant journalist
whose message cannot be silenced...Vittoria triumphantly heralds Abu-Jamal's return to the political scene as a rallying cry for an alternate political discourse."

This is a remarkable film and a story, which we're very pleased to be co-presenting with Radio Skid Row and Eastside Radio, both of whom celebrate 30 years on air in 2013.

Former Black Panther Party member, continuing activist, radio journalist and author, Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 30 years in prison, 29 of them in solitary confinement on death row. He is often referred to as Pennsylvania’s most famous inmate and his trial and incarceration have garnered extensive media attention. Yet it is his life and revolutionary spirit that have connect with people the world over and commanded more wide spread international attention as he continues to promote his message from the depths of incarceration. In Long Distance Revolutionary, documentarian Stephen Vittoria focuses on Mumia Abu-Jamal's career as a prolific writer and journalist. Ushering the audience behind the prison walls to expose the horrors of the American gulag, the film charts a journey that defines the triumph of hope, courage and love.

Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Long Distance Revolutionary is proof that there are still outspoken champions of views too radicalised to qualify as left-wing: people distrustful of law enforcement, the political system, the justice system, the news media and the very notion that America is at heart the land of the free.” [The New York Times]

"Puts a human face on its subject,
for so long now just an anti-capital-punishment icon… also makes the case, COINTELPRO and beyond, that power is hardly to be trusted in America."
[Time Out NY]

A Journey with MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
Screens 2.00pm, Saturday September 7, 2013
Cinema Two, Factory Theatre, Marrickville
as part of the Sydney Underground Film Festival
Co-presented by Skid Row, Eastside FM + Groovescooter


Trailer / Official Website

Message from Mumia to Sydneysiders

There are plenty of other great films showing at the Syndey Underground Film Festival so make sure you check out the full program


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