Mike Tan is a Chinese-American policeman who works in Brooklyn. One day, at the conclusion of chase, a loud noise scares him and he shoots his pistol. The bullet goes through the wall of a building and strikes an innocent Afro-American; Tan's efforts to stem the hemorrhage are in vain. Even though the mayor tries to reassure him and convince him that it wasn't his fault, Mike feels responsible for what happened and when the video of the incident begins to go viral on the internet, his doubts and fears increase. In the meantime, he also has to deal with his companion's judgment.
was raised in Paris, Beijing and San Francisco; after studying mathematics, she decided to dedicate herself to directing films by attending the UCLA film school. In 2016 she founded the production company Kings Road Pictures with the aim of developing and producing feature films with a socially useful message. After directing several short films, A Shot Through the Wall (2020) is Aimee Long's first feature film.
Grand Cru (cm, 2010), Project 1091 (cm, 2012), Distance (cm, 2014), A Shot Through the Wall (2020).
“First and foremost, I wanted to start a conversation. The conversation about racism is a subject that makes people very uncomfortable. They avoid it at all costs and it was important to me that my film creates an environment conducive to starting those conversations. We need to talk about it before anything can begin to get fixed. We need to have these hard conversations because things need to be fixed and we can’t sit on the sidelines any longer. No matter your stance on this issue, there are people dying. Ending the killing has to be our number one priority as a society.”