MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY


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From: Tom Stockman Date Added: 6/2/2013 2:11:16 AM

Linking the obscene entitlement of a cold-blooded cop killer with the squirmy arrogance of his celebrity followers, LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY: A JOURNEY WITH MUMIA ABUL-JAMAL seems to take place in an alternate universe where right is wrong and up is down. Frances Golden, his “literary agent” actually whines that since Mumia doesn’t have access to a typewriter or a computer, he’s forced to write by hand and that his fingers have become calloused! Oh, the humanity! I’m sure Officer Faulkner would gladly trade the bullets in his skull for the poor baby’s sore fingers. Mumia’s written at least seven books from prison and he could probably write more if they would just give him a computer (and he wouldn’t get those boo boos on his fingers). When a British Pakistani writer named Tariq Ali says with a straight face “If there’s any justice in the world, they’ll award Mumia the Nobel Peace Prize, but I’ll bet they won’t”, I started to wonder if LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY: A JOURNEY WITH MUMIA ABUL-JAMAL was some sort of put-on. Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King Jr. are all recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize but does anyone outside of Bizarro World really think a convicted cop killer deserves to join their ranks? This film is clearly part of an international campaign to free a killer. If you’re interested in myths and mass ignorance, there might be something of interest in LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY: A JOURNEY WITH MUMIA ABUL-JAMAL but anyone with a conscience is advised to skip it.

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