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The Resource Who killed Vincent Chin?, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima, (electronic resource)

Who killed Vincent Chin?, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima, (electronic resource)

Label
Who killed Vincent Chin?
Title
Who killed Vincent Chin?
Statement of responsibility
by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts of Vincent Chin's brutal murder. A 27-year-old Chinese-American, Chin was celebrating his last days of bachelorhood in a Detroit bar. An argument broke out between him and Ron Ebens, a Chrysler Motors foreman. Ebens shouted ethnic insults, the fight moved outside, and before onlookers, Ebens bludgeoned Chin to death with a baseball bat. In the ensuing trial, Ebens was let off with a suspended sentence and a small fine. Outrage filled the Asian-American community to the point where they organized an unprecedented civil rights protest. His bereaved mother, brought up to be self-effacing, successfully led a nationwide crusade for a retrial. This tragic story is interwoven with the whole fabric of timely social concerns. It addresses issues such as the failure of our judicial system to value every citizen's rights equally, the collapse of the automobile industry under pressure from Japanese imports, and the souring of the American dream for the blue collar worker. Widely acclaimed by the press, Who Killed Vincent Chin? is a memorable film for all audiences
Awards note
  • Award Winner, United States Film Festival, 1988
  • Best Documentary, Hawaii International Film Festival, 1988
  • San Francisco International Film Festival, 1988
  • Silver Baton, Dupont Award, Columbia University, 1991
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choy, Christine
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tajima-Pena, Renee
Runtime
82
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chin, Vincent
  • Ebens, Ronald
  • Chinese Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Hate crimes
  • Racism
  • Violent crimes
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Who killed Vincent Chin?, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1652650
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652650/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (82 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211558
  • (OCoLC)780745604
Video recording format
other
Label
Who killed Vincent Chin?, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1652650
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652650/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (82 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211558
  • (OCoLC)780745604
Video recording format
other

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