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who killed vincent chin?

1987  |  16mm film  |  color  |  87 min
Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena
Renee Tajima-Peña, Christine Choy, Nancy Tong, Film News Now Foundation
Holly Fisher
Kyle Kibbe
Lucia Hwong

synopsis

On a hot summer night in Detroit, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed a young Chinese-American engineer 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 in the streets of Detroit, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system.

awards/events

DuPont-Columbia – Silver Baton (1991)
Hawaii International Film Festival – Best Documentary Award (1988)
Academy Awards – Best Documentary Feature Nominee (1989)