February 2nd: In Prison My Whole Life

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

MON FEB 2nd
6-9PM

Location: University Community Centre, room 41, Western University
Sponsored by: Amnesty Western and Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival
Facebook: In Prison My Whole Life
http://www.inprisonmywholelife.com/

The festival takes place on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples. All events are free (donations welcome), wheelchair accessible, and scent-reduced—please do not use or wear scented products, including essential oils.

Will Francome was born on 9th of December 1981 in the United Kingdom. The same night, in Philadelphia, a black journalist, former member of the Black Panther party, was arrested for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a police officer. His name: Mumia Abu-Jamal. While William grew up in a white middle-class suburb,Mumia Abu Jamalbecame a leader from death row, claiming his innocence and fighting against all injustices, the voice of the voiceless. When he was 25 years old, William decided to investigate Mumia Abu-Jamal’s story and soon uncovers that case for reasonnable doubt in the trial had been overruled for discutable reasons. Thedocumentary film is the result of the investigation.

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