Published Date: 27 October 2008
A HARD-hitting new documentary on the case of US death row prisoner
Mumia Abu-Jamal will premiere in Edinburgh today.
The feature-length In Prison My Whole Life examines the controversial
case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther Party activist who
has been in prison for murder in the United States since 1981, much
of that time facing execution, and is showing at the Cameo cinema,
with support from Amnesty International.
Mumia Abu-Jamal's original trial was unfair and in violation of
Supporting the event, Amnesty International Scottish Programme
Director John Watson said:
"We've repeatedly drawn attention to Mumia Abu-Jamal's plight and we
strongly welcome this film as a fresh opportunity to focus attention
on his current situation."