Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)

“On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American draftsman with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. Who Killed Vincent Chin?, a legacy title from POV’s archives, was recently restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and also added to the National Film Registry. Best Documentary Nominee, 61st Annual Academy Awards. A co-presentation with Detroit Public Television and the Center for Asian American Media.” -POV/PBS


Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Film Facts
Sub-Genres:Biography, Politics
Run Time:1 Hour 41 Mins
District Grade:Not Yet Graded
How to Watch
Free:POV/PBS
Buy/Rent:N/A
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Awards:Best Documentary Features Nominee (1987 Academy Awards), Best Documentary Winner (Hawaii International Film Festival), IDA Award Winner (International Documentary Association), National Film Registry Winner (National Film Preservation Board, USA), Peabody Awards Winner (Peabody Awards), Grand Jury Prize Nominee (Sundance Film Festival)
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:N/A (Tomatometer), 69% (Audience)
Director:Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena
Cast: Lily Chin, Ronald Ebens, Starlene
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S. Murphy
S. Murphy

S. Murphy is the lead contributor at The Documentary District. His favorite documentary topics are: the Disney Parks, businesses, and all things 1990s pop culture.

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