BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY is a documentary feature about a Chinese immigrant who became the youngest prisoner at San Quentin State Prison and later 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 U.S. judicial system. After spending time in the California Youth Authority, he was transferred to San Quentin State Prison as soon as he turned 18. While in prison, Eddy learned English, earned his college degree, published his poetry, and transformed into a nationally recognized leader—inspiring youth, activists, and politicians on issues of prison reform and youth violence prevention.
On Tuesday, May 9 in Oakland, California join lawyer Keith Wattley and Eddy Zheng for a screening and discussion of the film.
Location: The New Parkway, 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Date: Tuesday, May 9th
Time: 6:15 – 9:00 pm
Purchase tickets here.
And here is the video of the discussion following the September 2016 community screening of the film “Breathin'” in Long Beach.