Film screening “Vincent Who?” – Sept 12 2011 Amnesty International – The Human Rights Action Centre

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress & Islington Chinese Association
proudly invite you to the London Premiere of

“Vincent Who?”

A documentary on Asian American political empowerment

 

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
7-9 pm

Amnesty International – The Human Rights Action Centre 
17-25 New Inn Yard 
London EC2A 3EA

Free Admission

(Ticket reservation on http://www.amnesty.org.uk/events_details.asp?EventsID=1930)

 

In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments following massive layoffs in the car industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin (1955-1982) was murdered by two white car workers in Detroit. The killers were given a $3000 fine and 3 years probation. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans united for the first time to form a pan-Asian civil rights movement. This film (40 minutes) looks back at the historic case, but also asks how far Asian Americans have come since then, including the rise of anti-Asian sentiments directed at South Asians post 9/11.

A post-screening Q&A with writer/producer Curtis Chin aims to highlight the similarities and differences between Asians, both East and South, on both sides of the Atlantic. Co-presenter, Paul Hyu, actor/artistic director.  Introduction by Col. Brian Kay OBE TD DL, Chairman of Islington Chinese Association.

For more information on the film, please go to http://vincentwhomovie.com or email Curtis Chin at curtis@apaforprogress.org

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