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Down a Dark Stairwell (DVD)

Directed by : Ursula Liang
Crew : Rajal Pitroda
Available Date : 09/21/2021
Release Year : 2020
Running Time : 87
UPC : 738329255657
Country : U.S.
Language: English with Cantonese and Mandarin
Subject : African-American Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Political Science
Genre : Documentary
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When a Chinese-American police officer kills an innocent, unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on-duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated, igniting one of the largest Asian-American protests in history, disrupting a legacy of solidarity, and putting an uneven legal system into sharp focus.

Product Extras :

Behind-the-scenes footage

Deleted scenes


Publish Date : 2021-08-24
UV Canada Link :
  • Ursula Liang - Director
  • Peter Liang - Himself
  • Akai Gurley - Himself
  • Rajal Pitroda - Producer


“Director Ursula Liang brings a history of racial injustice and police brutality into focus” — Ashley Jones, Vox Magazine

“Down a Dark Stairwell speaks directly to the here and now” —Nick Schager, Daily Beast

“unusually clear-sighted”— Stuart Klawans, The Nation


Audience Award, San Diego Asian American Film Festival

Les Blank Award for Best Documentary Feature, Ashland Independent Film Festival


Special Recognition for Documentary Featuring Editing, Ashland Independent Film Festival


Best of Documentary, Indy Film Fest


Truth to Power Best Documentary Award, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival


Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


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