On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American draftsman with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. Best Documentary Feature Nominee, 61st Annual Academy Awards. A co-presentation with Detroit Public Television and the Center for Asian American Media.
A legacy title from POV’s archives, Who Killed Vincent Chin? makes its encore broadcast on the award-winning PBS television series POV on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, pbs.org, and the PBS Video app.
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