"Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story" Screening and Discussion
Evenings, Film & Video, and part of Thursday Nights
Free with museum admission ($5 after 5 PM)
Presented by Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality. Co-sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and ASPIRE.
Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s 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.
The Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality network will present a screening of Breathin’ followed by a panel discussion moderated by Annette Wong of Chinese for Affirmative Action, with Eddy, Ben and other community leaders to discuss issues of incarceration, deportation and detention.
Eddy Zheng, subject
Ben Wang, film director
Anoop Prasad, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
Wei Lee, Aspire
Hong Mei Pang, Chinese for Affirmative Action