This 90-minute documentary reconstructs the incidents surrounding the death of a young Chinese engineering student who was clubbed to death with a baseball bat by a white auto worker. Whether Vincent Chin was the victim of racism and the troubled economy of Detroit or simply the victim of a barroom brawl is unraveled through eyewitnesses, friends and participants in the trials that followed. The story is reported with skill and suspense and raises broader questions for society about justice and tolerance. It premiered the second season of "P.O.V.," the PBS showcase for independent productions.
Marc N. Weiss, David M. Davis, Cathryn Garland, Ellen Levine, Yvonne Smith, Roger L. Downey, Roberta Lynn Tross, James Klein, Marc Levin, Karen Sanderson, Janet Young, Carl Bernzweig, Mary Donnelly, Emilie Borg, Cindy Gould, Brooke Palmer, Dan Rutter, Margot Adler, Wendy Blackstone