...and it seems this one bogged itself down with pesky FACTS.
One of my brothers, an avowed leftist entrenched in Academia, was a 'Free Mumia' guy as were his crowd of friends. I challenged him to really read the facts of the case and then see if he could still support Mumia (and that it really shouldn't be a Left or Right issue when someone is murdered). One thing I have to say for my borderline Socialists brother, is that he will always read what you offer up. When he was finished reading all the info out there on the case, he no longer believed that Mumia was innocent and has been on the side of GOOD every since. One small victory at a time...
A new documentary seeks to do something similar: present the public with something rarely associated with Mumia Abu Jamal...THE FACTS.
"Unlike any other film treatment to date -- most notably pro-Jamal documentaries “In Prison My Whole Life” and “A Case for Reasonable Doubt” – “The Barrel of a Gun” benefits from extensive access to principles on all sides of the debate as well as exhaustively researched and one-of-a-kind archival documentation to present an alternative view of the crime and the historical events that led up to and may have caused it." (source)
It has a TON of interviews (though I don;t know what qualifies Ed Asner to comment about the case?) :
Daniel Faulkner's widow Maureen Faulkner; Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell; prosecutor Joe McGill; Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham; Abu-Jamal attorney Robert Bryan; celebrities Ed Asner, Mike Farrell, Danny Glover and Sister Helen Prejean; former Philadelphia police commissioner Sylvester Johnson; Pam Africa, head of The International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal and widow of MOVE founder John Africa; author David Horowitz and radio talk show host Michael Smerconish.
If you are here in Philly, tickets went on sale TODAY for the September 21st premiere.
(Gary Cherone (of Extreme & Van Halen) wrote a song for the documentary that...are you ready, condemns Mumia for the murder and supports Faulkner!)
I was lucky enough to be able to meet Maureen Faulkner and slip her a Blonde Sagacity card :)