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In Prison My Whole Life

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Synopsis

This film follows 25-year-old William Francome’s investigation into the arrest of Mumia Abu Jamal, famed death-row prisoner and award-winning Black Panther journalist. Francome, born on the day of Mumia’s 1981 arrest, engages intellectuals, writers and musicians in an effort to expose the truth about justice in America for black activists in general and Mumia in particular.

The energetic, poetic and deeply moving interviews of Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle raise questions about the repercussions and damage of racial injustice not only to those targeted, but to the American culture itself. And most pointedly the film asks, what does it signify that Americans are still determined to put to death potential leaders and powerful political voices of the African-American culture.
 

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93 mins
Format
HD CAM
Director
Marc Evans
Producer
Arthur Berndt, Ivo Coulson, Colin Firth, Linda James, Domenico Procacci
Co-Producer
Arthur Berndt, Ivo Coulson, Colin Firth, Linda James, Domenico Procacci
Editor
Mags Arnold
Screenwriter
Marc Evans, William Francome
Director of Photography
Ari Issler
Music
Massive Attack, Snoop Dogg
Principal Cast
William Francome, Noam Chomsky, Snoop Dogg, Alick Walker, Angela Davis, Mos Def, Steve Earle

Production Company

Mumia Ltd
PO Box 3366
Broadstone
Dorset BH18 8YJ
UK

T +44 1202 601 755

birboni@hotmail.com
http://www.inprisonmywholelife.com

Sales
Company

Andrew Ruf
c/o Paradigm
Los Angeles, CA
USA

T +1 310 288 8000

aruf@paradigmla.com