WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?

Centerpiece Presentation

On June 19, 1982, on the night of his bachelor party in Detroit, Vincent Chin was brutally beaten with a baseball bat by unemployed autoworker Ronald Ebens. Four days later Chin died and several months later Ebens was sentenced to three years probation and fined $3,000, never serving a day in prison. Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña’s Academy Award-nominated film WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? explores the economic decline of the auto industry and the failures of the justice system through the public outcry and national mobilization of a pan-Asian American civil rights movement. – H. Ly

Join us for our “Spotlight” reception before this special screening, and stay after for an extended conversation with pioneering filmmaker Christine Choy!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

DIRECTORS: Christine Choy (in attendance), Renee Tajima-Peña
PRODUCERS: Juanita Anderson, Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña, Nancy Tong
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kyle Kibbe
EDITOR: Holly Fisher

LENGTH: 87 min
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
GENRE: Documentary

1988 Hawaii International Film Festival Best Documentary
1988 International Documentary Association Awards Distinguished Documentary Achievement
1989 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition
1989 Academy Awards Nominated, Best Documentary Feature
1989 Peabody Awards Winner