Ricochet

RICOCHET
(76 min) US
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Directors/Producers: Jeff Adachi, Chihiro Wimbush

Description:

Ricochet tells the story of the historic trial following the tragic incident at Pier 14 in San Francisco when a young woman named Kate Steinle was killed by the ricochet of a bullet accidentally fired by an undocumented immigrant, José Ines García Zaraté. The incident sparked a political and media firestorm – spearheaded by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald J. Trump – that rattled the nation, exploited the tragedy of a family, and demonized an innocent man in the process. Against this backdrop, this film follows the ensuing trial. The defense is led by a team from the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office featuring Chief Attorney Matt Gonzalez and Francisco Ugarte, Managing Attorney of their Immigration Defense Unit. They must overcome not only the prosecution in this case, but also the court of public opinion warped by political agendas and false media narratives.

Biographies:

Jeff Adachi was a social justice advocate and filmmaker, writing and directing two PBS award winning films, The Slanted Screen: Asian Men in Film & Television and You Don’t Know Jack Soo, and the acclaimed short film, Racial Facial, a short film about the history of racism in the United States. Jeff's previous film, Defender, was selected to premiere at the SF International Film Festival and won the Best Documentary film award at the Independent Television Festival in Vermont. Jeff served as the elected Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco from 2002-2019 and worked as a deputy public defender and Chief Attorney in San Francisco for 15 years prior to his election.

Chihiro WImbush is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. Chihiro was co-director (with Amir Soltani) and cinematographer on the documentary feature, Dogtown Redemption, about homeless shopping cart recyclers in West Oakland, California. He also edited the award-winning and nationally broadcast Changing Season about a year on the Masumoto family peach farm in the Central Valley. He has directed, produced, and edited numerous short documentaries, most recently Liminal, which is about prisoners released during the pandemic reconnecting with nature.

Contact Information:

w: http://ricochetfilm.com
e: chihiro.wimbush@gmail.com



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- THE 3 CRICKETEERS
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