The 29th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder is coming up. Through July 2011, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) and the producers of “Vincent Who?” have made the entire 40-minute documentary for free for this limited time, so catch it while you can. If you don’t know the importance of this story, here’s a synopsis:
In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who said, “it’s because of you mother** that we’re out of work.” When the judged fined the killers a mere $3,000 and three years of probation, Asian Americans around the country galvanized to form a real community and movement. This documentary, inspired by a series of townhalls organized by the non-profit Asian Pacific Americans for Progress on the 25th Anniversary of the case, features interviews with key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists. “Vincent Who?” asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet to go.
If you prefer to see a special screening , you can check out the latest touring schedule for 2011-12 here.
Vincent Who? documentary film about Vincent Chin