"New Insights" To Delay Jamal Documentary
(Pic of Tigre Hill)
Filmmaker Tigre Hill says he has uncovered "rare new insight" concerning the 1981 killing of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and the subsequent conviction of death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, and so he will delay the premiere of his documentary The Barrel of a Gun till February.
As reported so far, the film makes the case that Abu-Jamal is guilty.
Hill had planned to debut the film on Dec. 9, the 28th anniversary of Faulkner's death.
Through his spokeswoman, he says that "due to information that must be incorporated into the documentary," on that date he'll release a second trailer, "focusing less on political thesis and debate and more on the tragedy of lost life."
He is incorporating the new info into the documentary.
In a phone interview, Hill said his point of view has not changed because of the new information, which he declined to identify.