Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free
Herman Wallace, Robert King and Albert Woodfox in 2008, during a rare break from solitary
Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, have
spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in Angola,
the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today after thirty eight years. How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion with the Director Vadim Jean and Robert King, the only freed member of the Angola 3 who spent 30 years in Angola Penitentiary for his political activism as a member of the black panther party.
Robert King was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for a crime he did not
commit in 1970. In 2001 the state finally acknowledged his innocence and
set him free. From the moment of his release, Robert has been working to
spread the word about the innocence of his two comrades.
The film is narrated by Samuel L Jackson and features Robert King, telephone interviews with Woodfox and Wallace, and interviews with attorneys and others involved with the cases – including the widow of Brent Miller, who believes the men are innocent of her husband’s murder.
He is coming to the UK to continue this work. Robert’s own stunning account of his story ‘From the Bottom of the Heap‘ will also be available on the night. He
will be signing copies of the book @ £15.00
Learn more about the Angola3
Where: Centerprise Books
136-138 Kingsland High Street
London E8 2NS
Date: Wednesday, 9th March 2011
Contact:020 7254 9632