First Run Features film will release Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal on iTunes and DVD on June 11.
The home video package will Include the explosive new short film Manufacturing Guilt, which details the efforts of the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney’s office to frame Mumia Abu-Jamal, as the press release states.
Featuring contributions from the likes of Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Dick Gregory, Peter Coyote, Ruby Dee, M-1, Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Goodman, and many others, Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, focuses on Abu-Jamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from Death Row.
The film in no way deals with Mumia’s case, but rather chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer, philosopher, and revolutionary – both before and after his incarceration.
Further, it follows Mumia’s early career in journalism as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper (at age 15), to a reporter for NPR.
The story then exposes his battles with the American legal system to continue his revolutionary journalism and radio broadcasts from Death Row – a battle he continues to wage to this very day.
The film also explores his impact on social and political discourse both in the United States and around the world.
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal is directed by Stephen Vittoria, and produced by Noelle Hanrahan, Katyana Farzanrad, and Vittoria.
Starting next week, June 11, it’ll be available for all of you to see it on DVD and iTunes.
Watch the trailer below: