The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Invites you to Join us at:
THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA
Showing how Oakland police turned the Plaza into a war zone in their attempt to crush the Occupy movement,
Exposing the deliberate police & District Attorney frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is still a political prisoner after 31 years.
Saturday, October 19, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street in Oakland
From downtown Oakland BART, 51A bus to Broadway at 25th St
The films will be followed by discussion with Adam and Jeralynn Blueford,
parents of police shooting victim, Alan Blueford, and others
TICKETS $10 at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.
• A Benefit for the National Lawyers Guild, S.F. Bay Area Chapter, and Prison Radio •
THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA is a short documentary by Jacob Crawford about how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall, 2011, police actions that pushed the troubled OPD to the brink of federal receivership. Co-produced by Dave Id, Indybay.org.
MANUFACTURING GUILT is a short film that appears as a Bonus Feature on our dvd MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY (www.firstrunfeatures.com/
Based on the actual record of investigations and court filings from 1995 to 2003 – evidence denied by the courts and ignored in the press – MANUFACTURING GUILT cuts through the years of absurdities and overt racism to produce a clear picture of how Abu-Jamal’s guilt was manufactured and his innocence suppressed beginning only moments after he and Faulkner were found shot in the early morning hours of December 9th, 1981. This historic and courageous film is the perfect companion to Long Distance Revolutionary – a film that is unequivocal in its force regarding Abu-Jamal’s innocence.
“A chilling and vital inside view.”–Jamal Hart (Mumia’s eldest son)
“Terrific! Focuses on the actual crime, with lots of specific information, going point by point over everything that is known, including a journalist’s photos of the crime scene (those are amazing, by the way)… all of the questions I had (about the case) are answered in the short. So be sure to watch.”–Pop Culture Beast
THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland’s Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!
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