Colin Firth to attend Brighton Greens fundraiser

14 September 2009

Brighton and Hove Green Party are inviting city residents to join them on Tuesday the 29th September, at the Duke of York's Picture House, for a screening of the feature-length documentary "In Prison My Whole Life."

The fundraising event will be attended by Colin Firth, who was executive producer of the film and who will be participating in a Q&A session, William Francome, who co-wrote and narrates the feature, and Caroline Lucas, Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion.

"In Prison My Whole Life" looks at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Director Marc Evans and William Francome, have created a documentary which presents a critique of authoritarianism, racism, capital punishment and police brutality in US society.

The feature-length documentary gives real insight into the lives of the 3350 people currently on death row in the United States and boasts appearances from Angela Davis, Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Snoop Dogg, Steve Earle, and Amy Goodman.

Colin Firth, who has performed in forty films and television productions, will be attending the screening which will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Caroline Lucas said: "This is a vital documentary that shines a light on an issue seldom reported by much of the media. I am delighted Brighton and Hove Green Party is organising such an important event to raise the profile of the plight of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other US prisoners currently on death row."

There are a limited number of seats available. You can obtain tickets from the Duke of York box office,  0871 704 2056, 

For more information contact Emma Amyatt-Leir on 01273 766673.

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