Film Screening—Far East, Deep South
Join the Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs on May 15 for a special virtual screening of the film Far East, Deep South, which 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.
The film provides a window into the lives of Chinese immigrants in the South, as well as the discrimination they faced in the midst of segregation. The film not only highlights the struggles and perseverance of the Chinese immigrants, but explores the racial dynamics between the white, Black, and Chinese communities and the added challenge of exclusionary immigration policies—such as the Chinese Exclusion Act—that many families faced at that time.
After the film, you will have the opportunity to engage with producer Baldwin Chiu and historian Sherry Williams in a lively discussion. You can watch the post-film discussion on YouTube.Register