A still from the documentary film Free Chol Soo Lee, about a Korean man who was arrested in 1973 for a gangland murder in Chinatown that he did not commit, shown at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York.
A still from the documentary film Free Chol Soo Lee, about a Korean man who was arrested in 1973 for a gangland murder in Chinatown that he did not commit, shown at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York.

Asian American International Film Festival 2022 in New York recalls history of activist filmmaking and looks to inspire a new generation

  • The 45th edition of the New York festival features films that ‘show the different ways that Asian-Americans live and think about their world’, a manager says
  • The rise in anti-Asian racism has influenced the films being made today, but the theme is not new; there are LGBT films, romance and science fiction works too

A still from the documentary film Free Chol Soo Lee, about a Korean man who was arrested in 1973 for a gangland murder in Chinatown that he did not commit, shown at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York.
A still from the documentary film Free Chol Soo Lee, about a Korean man who was arrested in 1973 for a gangland murder in Chinatown that he did not commit, shown at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York.
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