Who Killed Vincent Chin?


1h 27m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American auto engineer saw his American dream end in Detroit, at the hands of Ron Ebens, an alcoholic xenophobe who later pled guilty to manslaughter, but never served time in prison. The film explores the events and aftermath of the murder, including the frustrations of Chi

Film Details

Release Date
1988
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American auto engineer saw his American dream end in Detroit, at the hands of Ron Ebens, an alcoholic xenophobe who later pled guilty to manslaughter, but never served time in prison. The film explores the events and aftermath of the murder, including the frustrations of Chin's family with the American justice system, and the excuses of Ebens himself, who denies the murder was racially motivated.

Film Details

Release Date
1988
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

1988

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States April 1988

Released in United States January 1989

Released in United States July 27, 1989

Released in United States March 1988

Released in United States November 19, 1988

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1988

Shown at Asian American International Film Festival July 18-27 & August 1-7 & August 9-10, 1997.

Shown at Asian American International Film Festival New York, New York July 27, 1989.

Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival, New York City April 1988.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Asian American International Film Festival July 18-27 & August 1-7 & August 9-10, 1997.)

Shown at London Film Festival November 19, 1988.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 11 & 12, 1988.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 18 & 19, 1988.

Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 24, 26 & 29, 1989.

Released in United States January 1989 (Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 24, 26 & 29, 1989.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1988

Released in United States March 1988 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 11 & 12, 1988.)

Released in United States March 1988 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival March 18 & 19, 1988.)

Released in United States April 1988 (Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival, New York City April 1988.)

Released in United States July 27, 1989 (Shown at Asian American International Film Festival New York, New York July 27, 1989.)

Released in United States November 19, 1988 (Shown at London Film Festival November 19, 1988.)