Vincent who? /

In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by...

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Imprint:[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 41 min.)
Language:English
Subject:Chin, Vincent, -- -1982.
Chin, Vincent, -- -1982.
Hate crimes -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Asian Americans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Chinese Americans -- Civil rights.
Race relations.
Hate crimes.
Chinese Americans -- Civil rights.
Internet videos.
Streaming video.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Michigan -- Detroit.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Streaming video.
Format: Video E-Resource
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12300701
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Other authors / contributors:Lam, Tony, film director, editor of moving image work, director of photography.
Chin, Curtis, screenwriter, film producer.
Pranoto, Steven, composer (expression)
Notes:Playing time: 41 min.
Title from title frames.
Shot & edited by Tony Lam ; music, Steven Pranoto.
Michelle Lo, Philip Chung, Robin Toma, Judy Chu, Curtis Chin, Frank Wu, Angelo Ancheta, Nhung Truong, Eun Sook Lee, Helen Zia, Lilian Ileto, Stewart Kwoh, Renee Tajlma-Pena, Kelly Hu, Eric Nakamura, Francis Wong.
Originally produced by Curtis Chin in 2009.
In English.
Summary:In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans around the country united for the first time across ethnic and socioeconomic lines to form a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement. Among its significant outcomes, the movement led to the historic broadening of federal civil rights protection to include all people in America regardless of immigrant status or ethnicity. Vincent Who? explores this important legacy through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. It also looks at the case in relation to the larger narrative of Asian American history, in such events as Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American Internment in WWII, the 1992 L.A. Riots, anti-Asian hate crimes, and post-9/11 racial profiling. Ultimately, Vincent Who? asks how far Asian Americans have come since the case and how far they have yet to go. For in spite of Vincent Chin's monumental significance in both the Asian American experience and the civil rights history of America, the vast majority of people today (including most Asian Americans) have little or no knowledge of him. By sparking interest in Vincent Chin with this film, we hope to contribute toward the day when Vincent Chin becomes a familiar name not only among Asian Americans, but all Americans. We believe that the Vincent Chin case and the resulting Asian American civil rights movement should assume an important place in this country's history.
Publisher's no.:1160767 Kanopy