WHRO Public Media's Emerging Leaders Board is once again partnering with a national public media documentary company to create opportunities for community dialogues around crucial topics. Throughout the year, the board will be working with Independent Lens, America’s home for independent documentary film, to provide Indie Lens Pop-Ups, “a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.”

Free Chol Soo Lee 

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Photo by Grant Din

TV news crews surround Chol Soo Lee after he is released from prison on March 28, 1983.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30 PM

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 Finney Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434

Directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi

Sentenced to death for a lurid 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside San Quentin, Lee found himself in a new fight to rise to the expectations of the people who believed in him.

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