Contact: Steve Benson, of Peninsula Peace and Justice
Film: Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
BLUE HILL– Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen Long Distance Revolutionary on Friday, August 30 in Blue Hill. This 2012 documentary chronicles the journalistic career of a death row prisoner committed to exposing political corruption, both before his incarceration and after.
Interviews with Alice Walker, Dick Gregory, Amy Goodman, Ruby Dee, Michael Parenti and others complement the radio journalism of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning African-American broadcast journalist in Philadelphia before his 1982 conviction for killing a police officer, which he continues to deny.
Calls for a retrial have come from Toni Morrison, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and many heads of state in Europe and Africa. Over his thirty years in Pennsylvania’s state penitentiary, twenty-nine of them in solitary confinement, this outspoken social critic has earned high school, college, master’s and doctorate degrees and sustained regular radio broadcasts, despite his solitary status.
The two-hour film on his life and work will be shown at Blue Hill Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30. Free, including refreshments, and open to the public. For info, call 664-0742.
Steve Benson / PO Box 1257, Blue Hill, ME 04614 / 207 374 2357
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