Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 21:17:26 -0800 (PST)

Filmmaker Arthur Dong

Irvine -- In the wake of the verdict and sentencing of one of the two convicted murderers of Matthew Shepard, Subversity, a KUCI public affairs interview program, on Friday, November 5, 1999 airs an interview with Arthur Dong, the documentary film director whose Emmy-nominated film, Licensed to Kill, addressed the issue of hate crimes against gay males. The show airs Friday from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County and is Web-cast live during that time at

Dong, who was on campus to show his film during UCI's Rainbow Festival Wednesday, engages in a conversation on hate, death, life, religious right, domestic partnership, family and dedication with UCI Asst. Prof. Glen Mimura (Asian American Studies) and show host Dan Tsang.

Dong is featured in the latest Hostile Climate report coming out from the People for the American Way, where he writes about why he has been doing progressive documentaries for decades.

His many documentaries include Coming Out Under Fire, about gays in the military. For more information, check out his production company, DeepFocus Productions and his Licensed to Kill Web-page. Many of his films are available at the UCI Main Library's Multimedia Resources Center for viewing there or to use in classes.

Licensed to Kill features interviews by Dong with many murderers. Among their targets is a Vietnamese man killed in Texas. Dong also included in his film a picture of Loc Minh Truong, who was beaten almost to death in 1993 in Laguna Beach. For more on Loc Minh Truong's case, see Laguna Beach Bashers Plead Guilty.

Recent shows are available of RealAudio there.