ALBANY, NY (09/26/2016)(readMedia)-- Award-winning filmmaker, Christine Choy will present film commentary and answer questions following the screening of her documentary WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? (United States, 1987, 87 minutes, color) on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the UAlbany Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public and cosponsored by the Writers Institute and UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice's Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: Crime, Justice, and Public Memory Film Series.
In 1982 a Chinese automotive engineer was mistaken as Japanese and murdered by two autoworkers who blamed him for the competition from the Japanese auto industry. The film, which was nominated for a Best Feature Documentary Oscar, recounts the repercussions for the families and the failures of the American justice system.
Christine Choy is a director and producer whose films include A SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD (1998), which won best documentary at the Bangkok International Film Festival, and RODNEY KING: KOREATOWN REACTS (2016). She co-founded Third World Newsreel in 1972 with fellow filmmaker Susan Robeson. During her tenure, Choy directed documentary films on the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the life of women in US prisons, the history of social activism in New York City's Chinatown, and on the division of the Korean peninsula, among many others.
For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.