Join filmmakers Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chris Stacey about their film Far East Deep South. The film is an award-winning feature documentary. Far East Deep South explores the seldom-told history of Chinese immigrants living in the American South during the late 1800s to mid-1900s through the eyes of Charles Chiu and his family as they travel from California to Mississippi to find answers about his father, K.C. Lou. Do you know why Chinese people were recruited to come to the deep South during Reconstruction?
Our panel discussion will raise issues of the role of personal trauma in history; the complexities of immigration to a country where anti-Asian sentiment was intense; insights into what life was like for Chinese grocers and their customers in the South - a historical moment of cross-cultural, syncretic exchanges of community to resist oppression; and the questions our audience members want to address. This is a signature event and we hope you will attend.
Private Film Screening Dates: Sunday, November 14-Tuesday, November 16. We provide you with a link to watch the film at home that lasts for three days.