Freep Film Festival - Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story

April 28 2023 | 1:00pm

About the film

For 50 years, Chinese American photographer Corky Lee tirelessly documented Asian Pacific Americans and kept a relentless record of their everyday lives, celebrations, and struggles. He was everywhere in the New York City community and beyond – wielding his camera “like a sword to combat injustice.” Yet, few really knew the man behind the lens. Director Jennifer Takaki’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man who produced a vast collection of close to a million compelling photographs that will forever tell the Asian Pacific American story for generations to come and transform the way America sees itself. Michigan premiere.

The AAPI film series is produced in collaboration with the American Citizens for Justice and being funded with the generous support of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.