is the writer, co-director and producer of The Ride. He has been 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. Between 1995-1999, Adachi produced the Asian American Arts Foundation’s Golden Ring Awards. He also serves as the elected Public Defender of San Francisco. His office provides legal representation to over 20,000 people each year, mostly of color. Through his legal work and activism, he has always been a strong advocate for the civil rights of all Americans.Jim Choi
’s most recent directorial credit is The People’s Hospital, a film about San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital. Choi also directed Changing Seasons, an award-winning documentary chronicling the Masumoto peach farm, and Don’t Lose Your Soul, an intimate profile of the founders of the Asian American Jazz Festival, which was a selection of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and KQED. He served as the Director of Photography on the IFP Gotham Audience Award-winning film Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings. His work on Lost and Found: Legacy of USS Lagarto garnered an Emmy® nomination for cinematography.