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Film Screening | Far East Deep South

When

Thursday May 26, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where

Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Description

Join AADL for a film screening of Far East, Deep South, the award-winning documentary feature film that follows the Chiu family on a surprising journey through Mississippi in search of their lost family history. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South. Their emotional journey also leads them to discover how exclusionary immigration laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family and they learn how deep their roots run in America.

The film features notable leaders, authors and historians such as U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Dr. Gordon Chang, Dr. Jane Hong, Dr. John Jung, Dr. Robert Voss, Tyree Boyd-Pates and Past National President of Chinese Americans Citizens Alliance, Carolyn Chan. 

This 1 hour and 16 minute film is not rated.

Film Screening | Far East Deep South