"Breathin': The Eddy Zhang Story" Screening and Discussion

August 11, 2016

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), Chinese for Affirmative Action and Asian Prisoner Support Committee are partnering with the Asian Art Museum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, and ASPIRE for a screening of Ben Wang's documentary, Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6pm - 8:30pm at the Asian Art Museum.

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story paints an intimate portrait of Eddy—the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist—on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.

Following the film screening, Annette Wong will be moderating a panel with Eddy Zheng, Filmmaker Ben Wang, along with Anoop Prasad, Senior Staff Attorney at Advancing Justice - ALC, and Wei Lee, Coordinator of ASPIRE to discuss the impact of mass incarceration, criminalization, detention, and deportation on API communities.

This event is free with Asian Art Museum admission fee or $5 after 5pm. For more information on the event please visit the event page on Facebook here or on the Asian Art Museum's website here.