Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Breathin’ The Eddy Zheng Story

November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

$6 – $8
Film Still from Beathin' The Eddy Zheng Story

This film tells the story of Eddy Zheng, a Chinese immigrant who spent over 20 years behind bars and has now become one of the nation”s most recognized leaders on prison reform and youth violence prevention. Eddy entered the criminal justice system at 16 years old with limited understanding of the English language or the US judicial system. While in prison, Eddy learned English, earned his college degree, published his poetry, and advocated for Ethnic Studies in the prison college curriculum. This film offers a thoughtful portrait of Eddy as he negotiates what it means to “live freely” while attempting to rebuild a family, reconcile with his victims, and make a lasting change in society.

Director Ben Wang and subject Eddy Zheng are expected in attendance for a post-film Q&A. Co-presented by 1Love Movement.

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November 19, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$6 – $8
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