Free Films "A Crossroad Called Manzanar" and "Vincent Who?"

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Film & Other Media

Oct 201022
6:00p.m.

Jane Addams Hull House Museum Residents¹ Dining Hall
800 S.Halsted (UIC campus)
Chicago, Illinois
United States


Join us for

An Evening of Film and Consciousness-Raising

Featuring

"A Crossroad Called Manzanar" (Cindy Fang and Alice Kim, 13 minutes)
A historical vignette centered on two young best friends, one Chinese
American and one Japanese American, on the eve of Japanese internment.

and

"Vincent Who?" (Curtis Chin, 50 minutes)
In 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at
the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. For the first time, Asian Americans
around the country galvanized to form a real community and movement. This
documentary, inspired by a series of town halls organized by Asian Pacific
Americans for Progress on the 25th anniversary of the case, features
interviews with the 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.

Featured interviews include: Helen Zia (lead activist during the Chin
trial), Renee Tajima Pena (director, "Who Killed Vincent Chin?"), Stewart
Kwoh (Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center), Lisa Ling
(journalist), Sumi Pendakur (Univ. of Southern California), Dale Minami
(civic rights attorney), Frank Wu (former Dean, Wayne State Law School),
Doua Thor (Executive Director, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center) and a
group of five diverse young APA activists whose lives were impacted by
Vincent Chin.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with ³Vincent Who?² producer
Curtis Chin

Friday, October 22, 2010, at 6:00 pm

Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Residents¹ Dining Hall
800 S.Halsted (UIC campus)
Chicago, IL

*Refreshments will be served *
DVD copies of the screened films will be available for purchase
at the screening

Event is free and open to the public

Event presented by:
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Chicago

Co-sponsors: 
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Japanese American Service Committee
Japanese American Citizens League
UIC Asian American Studies Program
UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

For more event information, please call Hull-House Museum at (312) 413-5353

 

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