Free Chol Soo Lee

86 mins
8.6 / 10 (2407)


In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement.

MUBI's take

A damning exposé of an unjust judicial system, Free Chol Soo Lee revisits a wrongful conviction thrust upon a Korean immigrant in 1970s San Francisco. Highlighting the radical power of community activism, this vital solidarity call also reveals the lifelong scars that incarceration leaves behind.