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New British Mumia Film Acquired by Sundance!

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Sundance Channel has announced today that it has acquired the new British documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal, "In Prison My Whole Life." In an interview today, William Francome says that "It is so important that a trusted high quality broadcaster like Sundance has taken up the film, putting it at the fingertips of millions of Americans. If only one person is compelled to look at these issues differently because of the film, it will have done its job." (read more in article)

Read today's UPI report, and see interviews this Sept. with co-producer Livia Firth, and a October, 2007 interview with William Francome

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William Francome on Today's Big Announcement

--interview with Hans Bennett

Francome says that:  I am very happy that 'In Prison My Whole Life' has been picked up by the Sundance Channel. It highlights the fact that Mumia's case and the issues surrounding it are still highly important and need to be analyzed. There are many cases like Mumia's and our film really looks at how some of the problems in his case are indicative of larger social problems, especially in the criminal justice system. It is so important that a trusted high quality broadcaster like Sundance has taken up the film, putting it at the fingertips of millions of Americans. If only one person is compelled to look at these issues differently because of the film, it will have done its job.

'In Prison..' will be broadcast on the 8th of December as part of a day of documentaries, a day that is also important as December 9th will be the day that Mumia has been held for 27 years as well as being my 27th birthday. The timing could not be better as it will coincide with any other plans to mark this important but sombre anniversary.

(end of quote)

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Read the UPI article below:  you know! UPI, that big mainstream outlet:

Firth executive produced Mumia documentary


LAP99092502 - 25  SEPTEMBER 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: A young demonstrator participates in a rally at Leimart Park in Los Angeles September 25 where people gathered to demand a stop to Mumia Abu-Jamal's execution and to push for a new trial for him. Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadephia police officer in 1982 and is on death row awaiting an execution date. He claims he was framed by authorities. jr/Jim Ruymen     UPI...................................................
LAP99092502 - 25 SEPTEMBER 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: A young demonstrator participates in a rally at Leimart Park in Los Angeles September 25 where people gathered to demand a stop to Mumia Abu-Jamal's execution and to push for a new trial for him. Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadephia police officer in 1982 and is on death row awaiting an execution date. He claims he was framed by authorities. jr/Jim Ruymen UPI...................................................

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Sundance Channel has announced it acquired "In Prison My Whole Life," a feature documentary executive produced by British actor Colin Firth.

Directed by Marc Evans and written by Evans and William Francome, the 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," Sundance Channel said in a news release.

"Francome, born on the day of Mumia's Dec. 9, 1981 arrest (for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer), 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."

Featuring interviews with Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle, the film is scheduled to premiere on Sundance Channel Dec. 8.

 

Comments

Mumia film

Isn't it ironic the film makers based their project on the " credibility" of Schiffman, Bennett and other supporters of the convicted and affirmed murderer Mumia Abu Jamal and have total disregard of the affirmed evidence which has been reviewed by over 12 Judges and Federal Justices and their findings were...GUILTY. Shame but Hans and Michael as well as MOVE know the truth. Mumia executed Officer Faulkner, the evidence was handled properly. If that was not the case, don't you think after EXTENSIVE review by the many Courts, there would have been something y'all can hang your hat on?
Answer this..if you can. Why did Billy Cook, Mumia's brother state 30 to 45 SECONDS after mumia killed Officer Faulkner, that "I ain't got nothin to do with this"...not somebody else did it and ran...not my brother didn't do it..nothing...notta but he let his brother languish on death row for OVER 20 YEARS

Fools...led by fooled fools

Shame. For the TRUTH...Daniel Faulkner.com

Billy Cook stated in his

Billy Cook stated in his affidavit "i've been holding all of this information in" and "i've been scared for all these years with all this information, wouldn't you be?" if you want to talk about facts, how about the DA removing Arnold Howard's permit from Daniel Faulkner's chest, or Ronald Freeman threatening Leonard Weinglass? If you want to talk about facts, how about Joe McGill removing 11 out of 13 African Americans from the jury on 10 out of 15 peremptory strikes. If you want to talk about facts let's talk about how the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals denied Mumia's Batson claim because his lawyers didn't know the racial composition of the jury which WASN'T REQUIRED in a 2004 and in a 2005 case, hence the Mumia exception, stew on that one bitch

FREE MUMIA!!!!

mumia

Mumia is innocent.The philly police have been caught time after time beating suspects usually innocent ones too and alot of the times there handcuffed..They have a history of no integrity.And the facts support him being freed,let alone a new trial.

Mumia

Sooo...the FACTS support him?...HOW...what are the facts? Were all the Judges and Federal Justices blind to the facts and part of a conspirency to "frame" a convicted affirmed PROVEN murderer?..PLEASE tell us what are the "facts"of innocense. You cant because there are NO facts of innocense.
Go ahead and try...but keep it factual

RE: Mumia

What a shame it is when fools led by fools can’t think for themselves. Mumia will die an affirmed cop killer on death row. Face the facts and the truths. Pro Mumia supporters look like dopes that can’t see when they’ve been dupe.

What’s with the little boy holding the sign? Bet he can’t even read what he’s holding. Where are social services when you need them? What a fine example of the Pro Mumia/MOVE movement abuse of children.

"What’s with the little boy holding the sign?"

Have the Philadelphia Police killed Black Children???

If you can answer that question truthfully - Then you will know why Mumia Should be Free.

On the other hand if you are into Killing Children - then you are just like the people who Bomb Black Church's and kill black children and go free.
You are with the people who BOMB an American city.
We all should find away to Truth - Peace - Justice.

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fry him he is a cop killer

fry him he is a cop killer we wasted to much money and air letting him live