Elise and Chris discuss Who Killed Vincent Chen? (1987) and Complicit (2016) with Virginia Rodino and Heather White, who will be participating in a panel discussion on “Understanding AAPI Hate: Building A Movement of Solidarity and Resistance” on Sunday, July 18 at 7pm.
Both films are available now (through July 18) for free online screening.
Virginia Rodino is president of the Maryland chapter of APALA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, a constituency group of the AFL-CIO.
Heather White is a documentary filmmaker and research consultant with more than 20 years experience in international advocacy on labor and human rights issues (she founded Verite). she co-directed Complicit with Lynn Zhang. The film, released in 2016, was screened at 40 film festivals and won nine international festival awards.
Who Killed Vincent Chen? was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; director Christine Choi will also be on the July 18 panel.
Here's the link to the brief video interview with Heather’s assistant, “who had to flee Shenzhen while we were making Complicit. Her experience underscores the risks to activists and NGO's trying to help workers in China. They get harassed to the point where they have to discontinue even when they don't want to.”
The new pandemic film Heather refers to is Songbird (2020).
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