PBS Books Virtual Event: A Conversation with Filmmakers Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña

PBS Books Virtual Event: A Conversation with Filmmakers Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

 

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In anticipation of the encore presentation of Who Killed Vincent Chin, airing June 20 on WXXI-TV, PBS Books host a conversation with the filmmakers. 

Leading up to the special encore presentation of the Academy Award® nominated film, Who Killed Vincent Chin, PBS Books will host a virtual event,Conversation with Filmmakers Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña"Who Killed Vincent Chin?" on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. on WXXI Facebook.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, murdered by two white men, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1982. The documentary, which originally aired on POV in March 1987, details the incident from initial eye-witness accounts, the ensuing murder trials to the lenient sentences the assailants received, and the repercussions for the families and community involved. Who Killed Vincent Chin? also chronicles how the case brought the disparate Asian American communities of Detroit together for the first time, and how they transformed themselves from a grassroots advocacy group into a national movement.

Who Killed Vincent Chin airs Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Details of the Event from PBS BOOKS. 

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