Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause


This documentary examines the case Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886) in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that noncitizens have due process rights under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. The Court said that unequal application of a law violated the rights of a Chinese immigrant.

Closed captions available in English.

Awards & Honors

  • CINE Master Series Award
  • CINE Special Jury Award
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award
  • Bronze Telly Award
  • Short Documentary Film winner from Los Angeles International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Short from DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
  • Best Short Film from Show Me Social Justice Film Festival
  • Silver Hugo Award
  • Platinum Hermes Creative Award
  • Gold Camera - US International Film and Video Festival
  • Honorable Mention - Columbus International Film + Video Festival