Trailer for ‘In Prison my Whole Life’

I posted a link to this in the mini-review of this film below, but I think it’s worth posting directly again, because the more I remember about the documentary, the more I think how much I liked it. The trailer features a couple of excerpts of some really shocking news footage they used in the film of Police Helicopters dropping a bomb onto the roof of a house where a group of black radicals were held up (A siege the police started)

A look at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who’s death sentence for killing a police officer was overturned in 2001 due to errors made during his original 1982 sentencing hearing.

Here’s the myspace page and here’s the page where you can find out about screenings at the LFF

3 Responses

  1. Hey, I just found your site and I love it!
    I love film and have just started with a film class in school :)
    About this trailer, it sound really interesting and I wish I could go to one of the screenings, but I live in the states.. do you know if/when if comes out here?

  2. Hey Patty,
    There’s no news about when it’s coming out in the states, it’s a low budget documentary and i’m not sure if it has any cinematic distribution anywhere yet, I would guess not. If I was you I would keep an eye on local film festivals, their myspace page, and the imdb page.

    If I hear about any news i’ll post it up on the site.

    thanks for reading

  3. Did anyone go to the London Film Festival at Odeon and see Sean Bean in “Far North”? This film hasn’t been picked up by an American distributor and I’d probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD. It screened November 1st and if anyone saw it – I would love, love, love to read a review. I read the short story and am a huge Sean Bean fan. The film is about a white soldier, named Loki (Sean Bean) who is stranded, near death in the Arctic circle – separated from his platoon. An Inuit woman rescues him (Michelle Yeoh). She is a middle aged woman who was kicked out of her tribe and ostracized. She adopted an abandoned little girl and raised the orphan as her own child. Loki has sexual feelings for both women and plays them off against each other. The young woman (Michelle Kuisic) is infatuated with Loki – the first man she has ever been in contact with since her childhood. A sexual triangle develops and a catastrophic plot development brings the film to a shocking conclusion.

    This is an indie film – shot on location in the Arctic in sub-zero weather on a very low budget. Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean are established stars who’ve appeared in blockbuster Hollywood films – yet the script was so compelling to them, they took HUGE pay cuts to star in this film. Michelle Yeoh is an internationally acclaimed actress – the “Angenlina Jolie of Asia” – she co-starred in “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Sean Bean co-starred in “Lord of the Rings” as Borimir, “National Treasure” “Patriot Games” “Ronin” – the 15 episode UK television series “Sharpe” was the most successful British TV program in the history of UK TV.

    I’m a newbie to your site and really enjoyed it. I love art house indie cinema.