"Different Way" Of Looking At Mumia
(Pic of Tigre Hill)
(From Philadelphia Metro
Tigre Hill’s has been working on his Mumia Abu-Jamal documentary, “Barrel of a Gun,” for more than two years. He hopes to release his take on the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, the 28th anniversary of his death.
Why will people still care enough about Mumia to want to see the film?
I made the film because the films I saw before I didn’t think they did a great job of telling the story. The “Barrel of a Gun is a very comprehensive look at what happened that night. It also goes into why he’s become an international celebrity.
Why has this story kept our attention and interest 28 years later?
Any time that you have a talent for writing and for speaking and you’re able to get your voice out there and people pick up that voice, that’s a great advantage over your average person. He’s been able to get his voice out there and people have taken up his cause. That is a great advantage to him. Also, outside of the United States there is a perception of justice in this country that he’s a symbol for people to tag on to.
What do you think the reaction will be?
I’m sure it will be very passionate on both sides. I think it’s a different way of looking at the story in Europe — and we plan to go there — as far as the way they’ve seen the case. The story tells a different side ... because you see more of the victims, you see more of Maureen Faulkner in this film, you see more of what she’s had to go through, whereas in other films you haven’t seen that.