October 24, 2008
South Wales Evening Post
The evening of poetry, film and song included a screening of In Prison My Whole Life, a documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal which was produced by Colin Firth and his wife.
The actor said the event at the Ritzy Picture House in Brixton was “a celebration of the enduring spirit of dissent in America”.
“It’s very important to me that these voices are not forgotten in these critical times,” he said.
Alan Rickman gave a reading and Beverley Knight sang the Sam Cooke song A Change Is Gonna Come.
The event was produced by Dame Anita’s daughter Sam’s not-for-profit organisation Bondage For Freedom.
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