This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from September 24, 2020 at 12pm PT to September 27, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film in Eventive.
Director Ursula Liang (9-MAN, LAAPFF 2014) interrogates fixed ideas of systemic and institutional racism within and beyond law enforcement in this powerful documentary exposé on the wrongful death of Akai Gurley, a young African American man, at the hands of Peter Liang, a rookie Asian American NYPD cop. — Lindy Leong
Director: Ursula Liang
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Produced by: Ursula Liang, Rajal Pitroda
Editor: Michelle Chang, Jason Harper
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In this unprecedented year of reckoning as COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter disproportionately impact communities of color in the US, specific dialogues around BIPOC solidarity are more timely than ever. Join us and the filmmaking team behind DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL for a discussion on the perils and politics of re/imagining Asian and Black solidarity in art and activism. — Lindy Leong