“The system used the main nonviolent themes of Martin Luther King’s life to present a strategy designed to protect its own interests – imagine the most violent nation on earth, the heir of Indian and African genocide, the only nation ever to drop an atomic bomb on a civilian population, the world’s biggest arms dealer, the country that napalmed over 10 million people in Vietnam (to “save” it from communism), the world’s biggest jailer, waving the corpse of King, calling for nonviolence!”
– Mumia Abu Jamal quoted from Live from Death Row
February 1st saw the new 2013 biographical documentary film about former Pennsylvania death row inmate, Mumia Abu Jamal, called Long Distance Revolutionary: a journey with Mumia Abu Jamal hit the big screen for the first time. Coinciding with Black History Month, the film made its official debut at Cinema Village in New York City. Throughout February and March, the film is being shown in select theaters around the nation. Next up there will be a four day screening in Miami, FL from Feb. 21-24 and a seven day screening in New Orleans, LA. Also the film will begin airing on Friday in Seattle, Washington at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Check out the films trailer below and get into behind-the-scenes looks. For a full schedule of airdates and locations, Click Here .
“…the struggle against the death penalty is bigger than me. The struggle against the prison industrial complex is bigger than me. The struggle for social justice is bigger than me. And they will continue long after I’m gone. Struggle goes on. It’s just important to know which side you’re on.”
–Mumia Abu-Jamal quote from The Classroom and the Cell: conversations on Black life in America w/ Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont Hill