Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long
Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long

Asian-American police officer made a scapegoat for fatal shooting inspires film that shines a critical light on US race relations

  • In 2014 a Hong Kong-born NYPD officer, Peter Liang, pulled his gun while on patrol, and accidentally shot dead African-American Akai Gurley
  • His case inspired A Shot Through the Wall, about an Asian-American officer made a fall guy for such a killing, which examines ties between minorities in the US

Topic |   Cinema
Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long
Aimee Long on the set of her film A Shot Through the Wall. The Chinese-American director’s debut crime drama is inspired by the case of a Hong Kong-born police officer, Peter Liang, who was made a scapegoat for the fatal shooting of an African-American man in New York in 2014. Photo: Courtesy Aimee Long
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