Who Killed Vincent Chin?
|Who Killed Vincent Chin?|
|Directed by||Christine Choy
|Produced by||Christine Choy
|Edited by||Holly Fisher|
Who Killed Vincent Chin? is a 1987 American documentary film directed by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña that recounts the murder of Vincent Chin. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
On a summer night in Detroit, two white unemployed autoworkers fatally beat Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese engineer, with a baseball bat. The film tracks the incident from the initial eye-witness accounts through the trial and its repercussions for the families involved, and the American justice system at large. After an outcry from the Asian American community led by Vincent's mother Lily Chin, the case becomes a civil rights Supreme Court case. The case ends with tried killer Ronald Ebens let go with a suspended sentence and a small fee.
- DuPont-Columbia - Silver Baton (1991)
- Hawaii International Film Festival - Best Documentary Award (1988)
- Academy Awards - Best Documentary Feature Nominee (1989)
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