Tommy Oliver wrote, produced, and directed “40 Years a Prisoner” about the controversial 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the back-to-nature group MOVE. The film follows the story of Mike Africa Jr. and his decades-long fight to free his parents, Debbie Sims Africa and Michael Africa Sr., two MOVE members imprisoned for the death of a police officer killed during the raid. But were they guilty or victims of political stunts?
“40 Years a Prisoner” is now available on HBO.
Mike Africa Jr. spent decades of his life trying to free his parents from prison as detailed in the new thought-provoking HBO documentary “40 Years a Prisoner.” His parents, Debbie Sims Africa and Michael Africa Sr., are members of the back-to-nature group MOVE caught in the middle of the controversial 1978 Philadelphia police raid.