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On June 3, 1973, a man was murdered in a busy intersection of San Francisco’s Chinatown as part of an ongoing gang war. Chol Soo Lee, a 20-year-old Korean immigrant who had previous run-ins with the law, was arrested and convicted based on flimsy evidence and the eyewitness accounts of white tourists who couldn’t distinguish between Asian features. Sentenced to life in prison, Chol Soo Lee would spend years fighting to survive behind bars before journalist K.W. Lee took an interest in his case. The intrepid reporter’s investigation would galvanize a first-of-its-kind pan-Asian American grassroots movement to fight for Chol Soo Lee’s freedom, ultimately inspiring a new generation of social justice activists.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English, Korean
  • Country
    United States
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Eugene Yi, Julie Ha
  • Producer
    Jean Tsien, Eugene Yi, Julie Ha
  • Executive Producer
    Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Bryn Mooser, Stephen Gong, Kathryn Everett, Andy Hsieh
  • Cast
    Chol Soo Lee, Jeff Adachi, K.W. Lee
  • Editor
    Jean Tsien, Aldo Velasco