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Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2012)

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The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.


Stephen Vittoria





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornel West ... Himself
Alice Walker ... Herself
Angela Davis ... Herself
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter ... Himself
Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself
Ruby Dee ... Herself
Peter Coyote ... Himself
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Tariq Ali ... Himself
Amy Goodman ... Herself
Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal ... Himself
Dave Zirin Dave Zirin ... Himself
Mutulu Olugabala Mutulu Olugabala ... Himself
Pam Africa Pam Africa ... Herself
Johanna Fernandez Johanna Fernandez ... Herself


Unlike any other film, book, or article produced about Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" focuses on his career as a prolific author and broadcaster from Pennsylvania's Death Row. In fact, the film does not deal with Abu-Jamal's case, but rather chronicles his life and work as a journalist and revolutionary - both prior and post incarceration. After Abu-Jamal is convicted for the murder of of Philadelphia patrolman Daniel Faulkner, the story then exposes Abu-Jamal's battles with the American court system to continue his work from prison- a battle he continues to wage to this very day. Written by Street Legal Cinema

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Release Date:

February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,283, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Street Legal Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Fresh look at the man, not the case
19 May 2013 | by berwickpattersonSee all my reviews

Visually striking, Long Distance Revolutionary looks at the man behind the bars and not the "criminal." The movie covers Mumia's journalism career from the time he began writing as a young Black Panther all the way to the present while subtly making the case that this person may, in fact, be innocent; a political prisoner held captive by people who don't like his message. Mumia is certainly not the first and, unfortunately, won't be the last to suffer that fate.

The interviews are fascinating -- Cornel West among some of the best (but rare is the occasion when he's not). West and the rest do a great job of illustrating that the mindset that lynched blacks in the 50s and 60s has not completely gone away.

Overall, a completely different and fresh look at Mumia Abu-Jamal. Well worth a viewing.

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