FREE CHOL SOO LEE (2022): Julie Ha and Eugene Yi’s Documentary (Sundance Film Fest 2022, Highlights)

Julie Ha and Eugene Yi’s sensitive documentary, Free Chol Soo Lee, examines a Korean immigrant’s wrongful conviction for the 1973 murder of a San Francisco Chinatown gang leader.

The film is both a portrait of a man brutalized by the carceral system, and a broader portrait of the system itself.

It’s an historical case that had galvanized California’s Asian American community.