(HawaiiNewsNow) - The "Vincent Who?" documentary revisits a civil rights case that stemmed from a violent murder that took place in Detroit in 1982. Chinese automotive worker Vincent Chin was mistakenly identified as Japanese and beaten to death by two white industry workers, yet his murderers were fined a mere $3,000 and given three months of probation. Vincent was killed during a time when anti-Japanese sentiments in the automotive industry were on the rise, due to the growing popularity of Japanese vehicles and an increase in layoffs at American companies. This film was released in 2009 yet many still do not know Vincent's story or how it impacted the world. For more information on the film, click HERE!
The Asian American Journalists Association is hosting a screening of Vincent Who? with a panel discussion with the film maker Curtis Chin on Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. at YWCA Laniakea in Fuller Hall. To attend, you must register by April 23, 2012.
For more information and registration, click HERE!