Down a Dark Stairwell is now playing through June 20! Get tickets here.
Live Q&A on Wednesday, June 17 8:00 PM EDT with the filmmaker Ursula Liang, founder of Raheem.org, a website for reporting police conduct in the US, Brandon D. Anderson, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition & HRW’s US Program Advocacy Officer Dreisen Heath. Moderated by Gerry Johnson, Editor & Senior strategist, Human Rights Watch. Register for free here.
When a Chinese-American police officer kills an innocent, unarmed black man in an unlit stairwell of a New York City housing project on November 20, 2014, communities across the city erupt with demands for legal accountability. When he becomes the first New York Police Department officer convicted of an on-duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes much more complicated. One of the largest Asian-American protests in history challenges an uneven legal system, while the African-American community is forced to defend its rights again after a series of police killings. Cries for justice amid systemic inequities finds disparate notions of fairness called into question.