40 YEARS A PRISONER

40 YEARS A PRISONER

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In 1978, Philadelphia’s police department conducted a violent siege on the communal home of the Black revolutionary group MOVE. Nine members of MOVE went to prison over the resultant death of a police officer, despite forensic mysteries in the case. Two of the prisoners were the parents of Mike Africa, Jr., who dedicated his life to fighting for their release. Filmmaker Tommy Oliver (Black Love ) interweaves the past and the present in this vital examination of the legacy of aggressive policing and the fight for justice. 

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Tommy Oliver and Subject Mike Africa Jr.

Director: Tommy Oliver
Executive Producer: Keith Gionet, Mike Jackson, John Legend, Shelby Stone, Derek Dudley, Common, Adam Platzner, Questlove, Black Thought, Kelly Ryan
Producer: Tommy Oliver
Writer: Tommy Oliver
Cinematographer: Tommy Oliver
Editor: Joe Kehoe, Tommy Oliver
Music: John Jennings Boyd
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: 42 West
US Distributor: HBO Docs