pbs nc indie lens preview screening of "free chol soo lee" - april 11

Join us for a preview screening of an exclusive hour-long excerpt of Free Chol Soo Lee followed by a virtual discussion with local experts to discuss the legal system, wrongful conviction and imprisonment and organizing for change. You are invited to ask questions and engage with the panelists via the virtual chat.

This upcoming episode from the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens, Free Chol Soo Lee, takes us on the rollercoaster life story of Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant wrongfully convicted of murder who inspired a movement to free him.

Virtual Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, April 11, at 7 PM
  • Time: 7-8:45 PM (ET)
  • Discussion topics include wrongful imprisonment, the legal system and organizing
  • Virtual link to join the event can be found in your registration confirmation

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.