In Prison My Whole Life

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2008
  • Running time: 90 min
In Prison My Whole Life is a 2007 documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal, directed by Marc Evans, and written by Evans and William Francome. The title comes from the fact that Abu-Jamal was arrested in December 1981, on the day Francome was born. read more

In Prison My Whole Life is a 2007 documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal, directed by Marc Evans, and written by Evans and William Francome. The title comes from the fact that Abu-Jamal was arrested in December 1981, on the day Francome was born. Others involved with the project were Angela Davis, Anthony Arnove, Dead Prez, Howard Zinn, Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, Robert Meeropol, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle. The film's executive producer is Colin Firth. The film looks at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose death sentence for killing a police officer was overturned in 2001 due to technical errors made during his original 1982 sentencing hearing. The film investigates America's civil rights history and its justice system through Jamal's court case.

Original Release

01/18/2008

US Release

01/18/2008

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Cast

Noam Chomsky Himself / Self
Alice Walker Herself / Self
Will Francome Himself / Self
Mumia Abu-Jamal Himself / Self
Snoop Dogg Himself / Self
Steve Earle Himself / Self
Boots Riley Himself / Self
Russell Simmons Himself / Self
Howard Zinn Himself / Self
Yasiin Bey Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marc Evans

Writers

Marc Evans, Will Francome

Cast

Noam Chomsky Himself / Self
Alice Walker Herself / Self
Will Francome Himself / Self
Mumia Abu-Jamal Himself / Self
Snoop Dogg Himself / Self
Steve Earle Himself / Self
Boots Riley Himself / Self
Russell Simmons Himself / Self
Howard Zinn Himself / Self
Yasiin Bey Himself / Self

Producers

Colin Firth Executive Producer
Linda James Executive Producer
Livia Giuggioli Producer
John Battsek Producer
Domenico Procacci Producer
Nick Goodwin Self Producer

Editors

Mags Arnold

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