Join Far East Deep South filmmaker Baldwin Chiu and Mabel Menard, President of the Greater Chicago Chapter of OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chris Stacey about the film. 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. You’ll enjoy watching this significant contribution to American history through the framing narrative of a father's desire to "not want to know" and a family’s insistence on exploring the mysteries of the past.
Four Private Film Screening Dates: Sunday, March 13, 2022-Wednesday, March 16, 2022. We provide you with a link to watch the film at home that lasts for four days.
Panel Discussion Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Panel Discussion Time: 8:00PM Central Daylight Time.
Cost: $10.00 per registrant to access the film link.
One Ticket for All Access: Your ticket allows you to screen the film with your guests at home in advance of the panel discussion. The ticket also registers you for the panel discussion.
Open to all Columbia Alumni.
Find your time:
8-9:30pm CST (Central US and Mexico)
9-10:30pm EST (Eastern US)
6-7:30pm PST (Pacific US)
11pm-12:30am (Argentina and Brazil)
11am-12:30pm (Korean Standard Time)
10am-11:30am (China Standard Time & SGT)
3-4:30am CET (Europe)
2-3:30am GMT (UK)
Biographies of the Filmmakers: Learn more about Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam: https://fareastdeepsouth.com/meet-the-filmmakers/
Note To Educators: Gov. J.B. Pritzker into law a new measure making Illinois the first state in the U.S. to require Asian American history be taught in public schools. Pritzker signed House Bill 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History or TEAACH Act. The law takes effect on Jan. 1 and the requirement begins with the start of the 2022-2023 school year. We feel Far East Deep South is an excellent course material for the TEAACH Act. To learn more about how your school can license an educational copy of Far East Deep South, go to: https://www.newday.com/film/far-east-deep-south. Free resources and discussion guide can be accessed here: https://fareastdeepsouth.com/resources/. To apply for a free screening in classrooms through the 1st Class Initiative, go here: https://fareastdeepsouth.com/1stclass/