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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

WHO KILLED DONNIE CHIN?

Directed by Matt Chan

Shorts / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 8 mins

Description

On July 23rd, 2015 Donnie Chin was murdered in Seattle’s Chinatown. He was the guardian angel of the neighborhood and his absence is still felt to this day. This short essay is about where the case stood after a year and served as a proof of concept piece to promote Citizen Journalism in communities of color.


Director's Bio

Matt Chan knows that storytelling begins with the audience – an idea that has driven his 45 years of award winning success in the television industry. Chan has worked in every facet of the industry, from operating television stations to running national television series. In 1998 he started his last business Screaming Flea Productions and over 14 years grew it to national prominence. His work created hits like A&E’s HOARDERS, and landed him a spot as one of the very few people of color on the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 50 Reality Power Producers list. He continues his experience, serving on the Board of Directors at KCTS and spends his time refining the science and art of storytelling in his personal projects. His newest passion is to give back to the community, training and educating new generations of citizen journalists and storytellers for the new world of media.



Precedes

  1. A TASTE OF HOME & OPENING NIGHT PARTY

    Tay and Val / Features / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 54 mins
    Ever wondered how the Chop Suey combo came about? How many ingredients are there in a Toisanese Joong? What's a joong anyway? Which came first, pasta or Chinese noodles? How did they ever insert those fortunes into the fortune cookies? Who eats picked pomelo peels? Miss Bakery Mon Hei's famous cocktail buns? Join host Val Tan as she travels through 100 years of Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) in search of "A Taste Of Home, " the only documentary anthology featuring five of the oldest Chinese American food establishments in the SCID. See this neighborhood in a whole new perspective. Feast on delicious dishes innovated by its founding immigrants. Let's explore the unique flavors of Seattle Chinatown International District, and find your taste of home. Co-presented by: SCIDPDA and InterIM CDA. ** Your ticket to this screening gets you into the Opening Night Party, which kicks off at SIFF Cinema Egyptian immediately following the films.

    Preceded by: WHO KILLED DONNIE CHIN?, YEAR OF THE DRAGON


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