Who Killed Vincent Chin?

René Tajima-Peña & Christine Choy: Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Twenty-Three Years After The Murder
Jack Skirball Screening Series

In 1982, young Chinese American engineer Vincent Chin was bludgeoned to death in a Detroit bar by a pair of laid-off autoworkers who thought he was Japanese. The racially motivated murderers received only light sentences, and the verdicts triggered nationwide protests throughout the Asian American community. Tracing this miscarriage of justice, Renée Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy explored the dark corners of blue-collar America in their Academy Award-nominated 1987 documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?, a landmark work in Asian American independent filmmaking. Twenty-three years after the murder, the question of who -- or what -- killed Chin still haunts America as the country's racial makeup continues to evolve.

In person: Alpert Award winner Renée Tajima-Peña

Funded by The Herb Alpert Foundation

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