The Strand Center for the Arts and Mountain Lake PBS are proud to present this Indie Lens Pop-Up screening.
Sentenced to life for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement, which included Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans, helped to overturn his conviction. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside California state prisons, Lee found himself in a new fight to rise to the expectations of the people who believed in him.
March 29, 7 PM
Strand Center Theatre
23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh
Report About the Documentary from Amanpour and Company, PBS
Racially Profiled, Sentenced to Die: Who Was Chol Soo Lee?
A victim of racial profiling, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was sentenced to life in prison for a San Francisco murder he did not commit. In 1970s America, his case inspired a grassroots social justice movement within the Asian American community. A new, critically acclaimed documentary traces Lee’s story and the movement that led to his release.
Free Chol Soo Lee will premiere on Mountain Lake PBS on April 24, 2023.