July 26, 2015 – Asian American International Film Festival, “The Surrender”
Join AALDEF for the New York City premiere of the documentary short film, “[The
Surrender],” on July 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm, at the Village East Cinema,
181-189 Second Avenue (at E. 12th Street), New York City.
The film, directed by Stephen T. Maing, documents the struggle of Stephen Kim, a
highly-regarded State Department intelligence analyst, who in August 2010 was
indicted under the Espionage Act for jeopardizing national security by allegedly
divulging classified information about North Korea to Fox News reporter James
Rosen. Despite numerous officials in the State Department describing Kim’s
disclosure as nothing extraordinary, he faced 10 to 15 years in prison if
convicted at trial. “The Surrender” documents Stephen Kim’s struggle to
understand the events leading up to his prosecution, as well as his last free
days before prison.
“The Surrender” is one of several films in the “Made in NYC
Shorts” program at
the Asian American International Film Festival 2015. You can
tickets by entering this promo code: AALDEFaaiff15.
For the entire AAIFF 2015 film schedule and information about other special events, click
here.For more information about the real-life story
of Stephen Kim, read this Democracy Now
with journalist Peter Maass of The Intercept.
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