What's up, New York. On Wednesday, June 20, the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence and Asian CineVision bring you a screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? at the Maysles Cinema.
The feature will be followed by two short films, Manny Mayi Presente and What Happened to Private Danny Chen?, linking Chin's case to other stories of racially-motivated crime. There will also be a community panel afterwards. More information:
30th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING & COMMUNITY PANELThe suggested ticket price is $10. You can get your tickets here. More questions? Direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or go here to see the event page.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH, 6:30PM (Reception), 7PM (Screening)
WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?
Dir. Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña, 87 mins
A special one-night SCREENING & COMMUNITY PANEL of the Academy Award-nominated film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” in recognition of the 30th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder, brought to you by CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and Asian CineVision.
On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed a young Chinese-American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder in the streets of Detroit, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system.
The story of Vincent Chin is the equivalent of Emmett Till for Asians. Of course the circumstances are different, but the brutality of his death, and the subsequent treatment of his case in the media and the courts fermented deeply in the consciousness and experiences of Asians in this country, fueling the fire for many Asians to speak up and come together.
The feature will be followed by two short films, MANNY MAYI PRESENTE, and WHAT HAPPENED TO PRIVATE DANNY CHEN?, linking Vincent’s case to other stories of racially-motivated crime. A community dialogue will follow, with sharing from organizations working to attain justice, to build multi-racial and immigrant alliances, and to generate solution-based strategies to prevent these tragic events from happening.
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