Who Killed Vincent Chin?
|Who Killed Vincent Chin?|
|Directed by||Christine Choy|
|Produced by||Renee Tajima-Peña|
|Edited by||Holly Fisher|
|Distributed by||Filmakers Library|
Who Killed Vincent Chin? is a 1987 American documentary film directed by Christine Choy and produced by Renee Tajima-Peña that recounts the murder of Vincent Chin. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was later broadcast as part of the PBS series POV.
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' being let go with a suspended sentence and a small fine.
- Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, Silver Baton (1991)
- Hawaii International Film Festival, Best Documentary Award (1988)
- Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature Nominee (1989)
Vincent Who?, 2009 documentary about the same case.
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