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This film is only available to view from May 1, 2021 at 12pm PT to May 12, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

Abolition, Not Assimilation: A Retrospective of Christine Choy presented by Third World Newsreel and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

Guest Curated by Peter Kim George

Christine Choy’s Academy-nominated WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? (1987, with Renee Tajima-Peña) brought the murder of Chinese American Vincent Chin to national consciousness and mobilized a generation of Asian Americans to push for civil rights and political representation. Indeed, Choy has long demonstrated an abiding concern for the voices of the disenfranchised and a keen eye for the difficult intersections of individual and national histories, race, and class. These four Third World Newsreel produced films represent a vibrant survey of Choy’s experimental and activist lens.

Join us on Wednesday, May 12 at 3pm PT for a post-screening discussion with Christine Choy, JT Takagi, and other guests. Click here to RSVP.

This documentary examines the re-settlement of South-East Asian refugees in the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. From the devastating effects of the war, to the mixed reception given Vietnamese refugees and their struggle to cope with life in the U.S. and maintain their identity.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Language
    English, Vietnamese
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    J.T. Takagi, Christine Choy
  • Producer
    Third World Newsreel