Free Chol Soo Lee

This documentary tells the story of a Korean-American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian-American movement to free him. This movement brought together young, third-generation Asian-American activists, many of them politically radical, with older, conservative Korean immigrants. Their unlikely victory, with Lee walking free after 10 years in prison, would inspire many young supporters to pursue careers dedicated to social justice.

Year: 

2017

Total CPB Investment: 

$35,000

Made Possible by CPB's Investment: 

Eugene Yi
Torrance, CA
TVPRG - CAAM subgrant
$35,000

Topics: 

Diversity