Public Defender, Director Jeff Adachi’s THE RIDE [VIDEO]
08 Oct, 2017
Exploring questions of ethnic diversity, race relations and cultural traditions, national leader and film director, Jeff Adachi, who is one of the country’s few elected chief public defenders, takes the audience through the underbelly of San Francisco’s criminal “injustice” system. Through his direction along with co-director Jim Choi, the short film, THE RIDE, a precursor to the feature length documentary film, DEFENDER, also directed by Adachi, takes the viewer into a recent case involving Michael, a young African American man charged with resisting police officers. The film offers insights into what happens behind the scenes in a case with racial overtones.
Jeff Adachi is an advocate for cities to provide legal counsel for undocumented immigrants facing deportation under current federal executive orders. THE RIDE is his fifth film as Adachi’s previous movies such as THE SLANTED SCREEN, THE JACK SOO STORY, AMERICA NEEDS A RACIAL FACIAL and DEFENDER also address questions of race, cultural and ethnicity.
THE RIDE will screen in November with the Cinematografo Film Festival (November 9-12) in San Francisco, CA.