In Prison My Whole Life
Special screenings of award winning film produced by Colin Firth with Q&A to follow
SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY - In Prison My Whole Life (cert 15) 90 Mins UK Documentary
Colin Firth, executive producer of In Prison My Whole Life, the feature length documentary by Marc Evans will lead a Q&A following two special event screenings of the film in London on Saturday, 28th February, accompanied by producer Livia Giuggioli Firth, Film-maker William Francome and Amnesty International Campaign Manager Kim Manning-Cooper.
This 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.
Francome, born on the day of Mumia’s 1981 arrest, 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. The energetic, poetic and deeply moving interviews of Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle raise questions about the repercussions and damage of racial injustice not only to those targeted, but to the American culture itself. And most pointedly the film asks, what does it signify that Americans are still determined to put to death potential leaders and powerful political voices of the African-American culture?
The first ever Amnesty International endorsed film and one of the first MySpace films, Will’s journey, combined with incisive footage, graphics and a punchy soundtrack by Massive Attack and Snoop Dogg, crafted with style and energy by award-winning director Marc Evans (My Little Eye, Snowcake, Trauma) creates a film appealing to a broad cross-over audience.
In Prison My Whole Life has the support of Amnesty International as part of it international campaign to abolish the death penalty
February 21, 2009