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"Free Chol Soo Lee" film screening at Carbondale Public Library

Chol Soo Lee

"Free Chol Soo Lee" film screening at Carbondale Public Library

Join us as we explore the Independent Lens film: Free Chol Soo Lee on Sun, May 21 at 2:30pm at Carbondale Public Library.

WSIU and the Carbondale Public Library will host a screening and community conversation centered on the Independent Lens film Free Chol Soo Lee by filmmakers Julie Ha and Eugene Yi. Guest presenter is Dr. Mingqing Xiao, a Chinese American professor of mathematics at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, who will lead a discussion after the film. The event will take place in person at the library.

ABOUT THE FILM: 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.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month!

After the film, stick around to participate in the conversation, which will include topics addressed in the film.

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Carbondale Public Library
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM on Sun, 21 May 2023

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WSIU Public Broadcasting
Carbondale Public Library
405 W. Main Street
Carbondale, Illinois 62902