Friday, November 19, 2010

12/5 LA - "Justice on Trial: Mumia Abu-Jamal" Film Screening

From Thandisizwe Chimurenga:

Justice on Trial: Mumia Abu Jamal

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 @ 7 p.m.

@ the Downtown Independent Theatre
251 S. Main Street, betw 2nd and 3rd

TICKETS: $12 at the door

On Nov. 9 a Federal court in Philadelphia again took up the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, author and former member of the Black Panther Party currently on death row. The results of that hearing, which will determine if Mumia is executed or gets life imprisonment, have not been decided YET. Attorney Robert Bryan says that Mumia is now "in the greatest danger since his 1981 arrest."

Dec. 9 is the 29th anniversary of the night Mumia was accused of murdering a white policeman. He has always affirmed his innocence. This new film, "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal," fairly presents the arguments made by Mumia's supporters alongside the prosecution's arguments and interviews with others advocating Mumia's execution. The film's featured interviews include press photographer Pedro Polakoff, whose newly discovered crime scene photos expose police manipulation of evidence.

213.321.0575 for more info

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