Julie Ha & Eugene Yi’s powerful, politically-charged documentary charts the astonishing impact of solidarity and activism in the fight for justice to free Chol Soo Lee in 1970s San Fransisco. Following the case against Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee, accused of a gang-related murder, the film details journalist K W Lee’s spearheading of a campaign to release him.
As the campaign gathered momentum, an unprecedented intergenerational movement formed to seek justice, trailblazing a path for many to follow, in freeing the innocent and exposing the deeply-rooted societal racism which often allows injustice to prevail.
A vital documentation of a milestone in social justice, this incredible film makes sure that this key trial remains in the public consciousness. Giving voice to the eclectic mix of the movement’s supporters, from the conservative to the radical, as well as delving into Chol Soo Lee himself, this is documentary filmmaking with considered purpose and impact.