AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY - CAAMFest | JASON D. MAK AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE - DisOrient Asian American Film Festival | AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY - Cine Las Americas | GRAND JURY PRIZE - El Paso Film Festival | BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Bronx Social Justice Matters Film FestivalSocial Justice • Criminal Justice • Law & Legal Studies • Immigration • Immigrant Rights • Latinx Studies • Political Science • Media Studies • Gun Control • Forensics • Human Rights • Conservatism
Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 76 minutes | Language: English & Spanish with English or Spanish subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript & Study Guide | Directors: Jeff Adachi and Chihiro Wimbush | Producers: Jeff Adachi and Chihiro Wimbush
RICOCHET is a documentary feature film about the trial of an undocumented immigrant, Jose Inés Garcia Zaraté, for the accidental shooting of a young woman, Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July of 2015. The incident gains national attention when Donald Trump exploits this on the campaign trail for the anti-immigration movement that he rides to the Republican nomination and eventually, the White House. At the same time, the national media takes the story and makes it a referendum on San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy. So the stakes are high when the trial finally begins in fall 2017, with the defense led by two San Francisco public defenders: Chief Attorney Matt Gonzalez and Francisco Ugarte, head of the office’s Immigration Defense Unit.