Trailer: MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY MUMIA: Long Distance Revolutionary opens February 1st in New York, other cities to follow. Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire.