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KQED World: Fri, Mar 23, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

In the fall of 2005, 36-year-old Chai Vang was convicted of first-degree murder and condemned to serve the rest of his remaining life in prison after shooting and killing six hunters in northern Wisconsin. It was an incident that created both shock and tension within Minnesota's Asian community, where Vang and his family worked and lived. Was this a case of a maniac, vengeful killer or self-defense? In the screening of his newest documentary film, Open Season, Twin Cities native Mark Tang hopes to illuminate the background of the Vang trial to encourage discussion within local communities. Tang's latest project, Open Season, fuses both the intimate portraits of the victim's families and Hmong families affected with the chilling drama of the courtroom. From the interviews and court video, it became plain that the whole truth of the case was not made evident or even sought. The Vang family, while not asked to testify, spoke of how much the trial's defense distorted the former national guardsman's personality and background in order to plead insanity. Families of the victims noted that race should not have been a factor in the case, but the media used it to gain attention and controversy.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 23, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
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