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film "Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story"

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
SU Theatre

A film screening introduced and discussed by EDDY ZHENG and Director BEN WANG. This documentary tells the true and complex story of Eddy Zheng - arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, he served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Director Ben Wang paints an intimate portrait of Eddy - the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist - on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.

"I spent 21 years of my life in prison for crimes committed at the age of 16. Since returning to the free world in 2007, I have dedicated my life to serving the youth and communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I hope to use my experiences to inspire and motivate young people to invest in their education; raise awareness about the detrimental impact that the Prison Industrial Complex has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population; and, promote racial harmony among people of color." - Eddy Zheng

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsors - AsACC, Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, Human Rights Institute, Dodd Research Center, El Instituto and Africana Studies Institute

Contact:

asacc@uconn.edu

Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Africana Studies Institute, Asian American Studies Institute, el Instituto, Human Rights Institute, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

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