- Directed by: Julie Ha, Eugene Yi
- Country: USA
- Year: 2022
- Duration: 83min
- Certificate: CERT TBC
- Type: Film
In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement.
Drawing from a rich archive and first-hand accounts of those who came to Lee’s defense, the documentary cleverly explores this miscarriage of justice. But it also reveals what can happen when one person is thrust into the spotlight as a symbol of a movement, as well as the costs — and fatal exhaustion — that come along with it. It ultimately is a film about seeking redemption, but not quite finding it. –Sundance Film Festival
This screening is followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with directors Julie Ha and Eugene Yi.
Sundance Film Festival London 2022 Tour – bringing previews of the best of the festival from across the pond to cinemas in the UK.