Asian Pacific Americans for Progress & Islington Chinese Association
proudly invite you to the London Premiere of
A documentary on Asian American political empowerment
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Amnesty International – The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
(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.