Category Winner, Crime & Conspiracy
When an Asian-American police officer shoots and fatally wounds an African-American man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and fractured calls for justice.
When the NYPD officer becomes the first to be convicted in a decade, the meaning of justice becomes complicated, pitting two marginalised communities against each another in a virulent fight against the system igniting the largest Asian-American protest in U.S. history. Even within each community, division occurs as to what is right and wrong.
Not solely a courtroom drama, the film captures the events of large-scale activism: street protests and clashes with authority. The quest of both families is a search for justice in a system which is wanting.
This film is a crucial document of Asian American history
– Prof. Melissa Phruksachart, Medium.com
Timely, powerful, complex, and necessary viewing.
– Andrew Parker, TheGate.ca
English, Cantonese, Mandarin