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Author Choy, Christine.

Title Who killed Vincent Chin? / by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (82 min.)
Summary This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts of Vincent Chin's brutal murder. A 27-year-old Chinese-American, Chin was celebrating his last days of bachelorhood in a Detroit bar. An argument broke out between him and Ron Ebens, a Chrysler Motors foreman. Ebens shouted ethnic insults, the fight moved outside, and before onlookers, Ebens bludgeoned Chin to death with a baseball bat.In the ensuing trial, Ebens was let off with a suspended sentence and a small fine. Outrage filled the Asian-American community to the point where they organized an unprecedented civil rights protest. His bereaved mother, brought up to be self-effacing, successfully led a nationwide crusade for a retrial.This tragic story is interwoven with the whole fabric of timely social concerns. It addresses issues such as the failure of our judicial system to value every citizen's rights equally, the collapse of the automobile industry under pressure from Japanese imports, and the souring of the American dream for the blue collar worker. Widely acclaimed by the press, Who Killed Vincent Chin? is a memorable film for all audiences
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Award Winner, United States Film Festival, 1988
Best Documentary, Hawaii International Film Festival, 1988
San Francisco International Film Festival, 1988
Silver Baton, Dupont Award, Columbia University, 1991
Subject Chin, Vincent, -1982.
Ebens, Ronald.
Chinese Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights -- United States.
Hate crimes.
Racism -- United States.
Violent crimes -- Michigan -- Detroit.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Tajima-Pena, Renee.