Free Chol Soo Lee12A

Directed by Julie Ha | USA | 2022 | 1h 26m | Starring Chol Soo Lee, Jeff Adachi, K.W. Lee, Ranko Yamada

In 1970s San Francisco, a 20-year-old Korean immigrant is convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. Sentenced to life in prison, he spends years fighting to survive behind bars, until a charismatic journalist investigates his case and ignites an unprecedented social justice movement. A powerful and prescient documentary examining a largely unknown yet hugely important moment in the history of civil rights in America.

Reviews

‘Engrossing…told with enormous sensitivity, intelligence and insight’
★★★★
Cath Clarke, The Guardian

‘Stunningly relevant…belongs in the same category as The Central Park Five, Making a Murderer, and 13th.’
★★★★
R. Colin Tait, The Playlist

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