Director: Marc Evans
Runtime: 98 minutes
TV Rating: TVPG
In Prison My Whole Life is a 2008 documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia was arrested the day William Francome was born. When Francome made this film he was 25 years old and Mumia was still on death row until 2011.
It has been made by film director Marc Evans, writer William Francome and acclaimed actor Colin Firth (as the film’s executive producer). 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
A look 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. An investigation of American history and the justice system through the case of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The film has been shown at film festivals, as well as other showings, and was nominated in 2008 for ‘World Cinema – Documentary’ with the award of ‘Grand Jury Prize’ at the Sundance Film Festival.