Wednesday, February 27 – 7:00 PM
Gallery Hall in the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary
ABOUT THE FILM
Join us for the Canadian Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary. In January 2012, Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred to the general prison population after nearly 30 years in solitary confinement on death row and was permitted physical contact with his wife, children and other visitors for the first time in three decades. He had been sentenced to death in 1982 for the Dec. 9, 1981, killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His sentence was recently amended to life without parole. The misconduct of the judge, flagrant irregularities in his trial and tainted evidence have been criticized by numerous human rights organizations, including Amnesty International. Rather than revisit the case, this film chronicles his importance and life as an American journalist, radical and intellectual under the harsh realities of Pennsylvania’s death row. Abu-Jamal has published seven books in prison, including his searing and best-selling “Live From Death Row.” The film also features Cornel West, James Cone, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Alice Walker and others.
DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW SCREENING WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR STEPHEN VITTORIA.
All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.
Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested)
All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.