Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt?

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt?
Directed by John Edginton
Written by John Edginton
Starring Mumia Abu-Jamal
Cinematography Bestor Cram
Distributed by Docurama Films/New Video (2008) (USA) (DVD)
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
57 and 74 minutes
Language English
Budget unknown

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt? is a documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal, directed by John Edginton. There are two versions, both produced by Otmoor Productions.[1] The first version was 57 minutes long and released in 1996 by HBO. The second version, which was 74 minutes long contained additional interview material, most notably with the witness and ex-prostitute, Veronica Jones. This longer version was not executive-produced by HBO. It was released in a small number of US cinemas and on DVD, first through FoxLorber and then in 2008 through Docurama Films/New Video Group.[2]


The film is a documentary covering the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.[3]


  • 1998 – Won the Golden Conch award and the Indian Critics Award in the category Best Film of Above 40 Minutes Duration in Non-Fiction Category to John Edginton.[4]
  • 1997 – Nominated for the CableACE awar in the category of Historical Documentary Special or Series. The nominees were Sheila Nevins (executive producer), John Edginton (producer/director), Sarah Teale (co-producer) and Nancy Abraham (associate producer).[5]
  • 1997 - National Educational Media Network, USA, won the Golden Apple Award.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Audrey T. McCluskey, ed. (2007). "Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994-2004". Indiana University Press. p. 510. 
  2. ^ "Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?". Docurama. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. (July 11, 1996). "TELEVISION REVIEW;Justice Clouded By Doubt". New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Cultural Theory and Cinema contents : Full Text Book". Films for Liberation: An Online Cinema Journal. 21 Nov 2014. 
  5. ^ Variety Staff (September 24, 1997). "CableAce Nominations". Variety Media. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 

External Links[edit]

Democray Now. Mumia Abu Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt. October 23, 1997