MySpace and Amnesty International are backing the simultaneous world premiere tonight of documentary In Prison My Whole Life at both the Times bfi London Film Festival and the Rome Film Fest.
Marc Evans, whose Snow Cake opened the Berlinale in 2006, directs. Livia Firth and Nick Goodwin Self produce, with Colin Firth serving as executive producer. John Battsek and Domenico Procacci serve as co-producers.
The film is about journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal as seen through the eyes of a white, middle-class young man born on the day of Abu-Jamal's 1981 arrest.
Amnesty International was on board during the film's production. The MySpace page devoted to the film has now become a forum of support for Abu-Jamal.
James Fabricant, director of entertainment and head of video at MySpace UK, said: 'MySpace Film actively supports independent film makers, so when we learned about Marc Evans' new documentary and the important issues it examines, we knew we had to help bring it to the big screen.'