After screening in over 200 colleges, libraries and corporations in the US and Canada, “Vincent Who?” is going abroad. With the recent riots in London and the massacre in Oslo, Curtis Chin’s film could not have been more timely. Feel free to forward the info to your friends in England and Norway. Both screenings free.
Sept. 12 at 7 pm – London at Amnesty International. Click here to RSVP.
Sept. 19 at 6:30 pm – Oslo. Presented by the government of Norway / KIM (Kontaktutvalget mellom Innvandrerbefolkningen og Myndighetene at the Nordic Black Theatre & Cafeteatret, Hollendergata 8. For more info or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info and other screenings, please go to the official site at vincentwhomovie.com.
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ABOUT THE FILM:
VINCENT WHO? (2009, 40 minutes) – In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who said, “it’s because of you mother** that we’re out of work.” When the judged fined the killers a mere $3,000 and three years probation, Asian Americans around the country galvanized for the first time to form a real community and movement. This documentary features interviews with the key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists. “Vincent Who?” asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet to go. Featured interviews include: Helen Zia (lead activist during the Chin trial), Renee Tajima Pena (director, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?”), Stewart Kwoh (Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center), Lisa Ling (journalist), Sumi Pendakur (Univ. of Southern California), Dale Minami (civic rights attorney), Doua Thor (Executive Director, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center), and a group of five diverse young APA activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin.
BIO FOR WRITER/PRODUCER CURTIS CHIN:
Curtis Chin is an award-winning writer and producer who has written for ABC, NBC, Fox, the Disney Channel and more. As a community activist, he co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. In 2008, he served on Barack Obama’s Asian American Leadership Council where he participated in helping the campaign reach out to the AAPI community. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Newsweek and other media outlet.