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2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

Directed by Ben Wang

United States / 2016 / Documentary / 60 mins

BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 24, 2017 9:00 pm

Description

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy–the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist–on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption.


Director's Bio

Ben is a documentary filmmaker whose previous films include AOKI (Co-Directed with Mike Cheng, 2009 feature documentary film, which screened at SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival, Black Panther Party Film Festival, Chicago Asian American Showcase, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and Boston Asian American Film Festival) and MAMORI (Director, 2013 short documentary film that screened at CAAMFest). Wang also co-edited “Other: an API Prisoners’ Anthology,” the first anthology of writings and artwork featuring API prisoners.


Dates & Times

BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 24, 2017 9:00 pm