A film by: Stephen VittoriaDocumentary – 52/119 Minutes – Color – English/USA 2012The documentary follows the extraordinary journey of the journalist and revolutionary Mumia Abu- Jamal, who has been imprisoned in solitary con­finement on death row in Pennsylvania, USA for 30 years. Since he was found guilty in 1982 of the murder of police o‑fficer Daniel Faulkner on questionable evidence, America has been divided. The right wing has long expressed its undivided approval of the death sentence for “the cop killer,” while Mumia has become a left-wing icon and a symbol for freedom and justice in the United States and around the world. “Long Distance Revolutionary” is a tribute to the man, who with his indomitable courage has never stopped ­fighting for his own – and everyone else’s freedom. The fi­lm is based on Mumia’s enormous literary and journalistic talent, as we are given compelling and moving performances of his works by people such as Angela Davis and Cornel West. We are given the story of his life both by his colleagues and his many supporters… but also by Mumia himself. It is the story about a remarkable man who has never compromised his principles – even after spending 30 years in a six square meters small cell. The aim is justice. Politics, philosophy and literature are the means.

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