Mumia Abu-jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

Overview

This documentary examines the evidence on both sides, of the guilt or innocence of Abu Jamal, a black man who was convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer. Now serving time on death row, Abu Jamal has always maintained his innocence, and his cause has been taken up by many activists and celebrities. Others remain skeptical of his innocence. The film presents the evidence, much of which is contradictory in nature. The ensuing controversy makes for an engrossing documentary on the nature ...
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Overview

This documentary examines the evidence on both sides, of the guilt or innocence of Abu Jamal, a black man who was convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer. Now serving time on death row, Abu Jamal has always maintained his innocence, and his cause has been taken up by many activists and celebrities. Others remain skeptical of his innocence. The film presents the evidence, much of which is contradictory in nature. The ensuing controversy makes for an engrossing documentary on the nature of the judicial system in America. While in prison, Abu Jamal has become an author and NPR journalist. The documentary was taken from HBO's America Undercover series, but contains much new information, film footage, and interviews never before seen. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Special Features

Never-beofre-seen extended prison interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal; Filmmaker biography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • UPC: 767685111451
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,650

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Sanders Interviewee
Technical Credits
John Edginton Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Bestor Cram Cinematographer
Ray Frawley Editor
Sarah Teale Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?
1. The Beginning [4:27]
2. December 9, 1981 [7:28]
3. The Forensics [7:48]
4. The Witness [7:01]
5. The Interview [4:01]
6. Mumia's Account [3:28]
7. The Trial [7:48]
8. The Death Warrant [3:49]
9. The Singletary Account [10:12]
10. The Jones Account [13:52]
11. Conclusion [4:26]
12. End Credits [1:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?
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   Scenes
   Extras
      Extended Interview
      Theatrical Trailer
      Filmmaker Bio
      About Docurama Films
      Docurama Trailers
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