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AsiaLENS - “Far East Deep South” (Film Screening & Discussion w/ Filmmaker Baldwin Chiu)

Event Type
Film Screening
CEAPS; Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium (600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801)
Apr 11, 2023   7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Baldwin Chiu
Free and open to the public
Jason Finkelman
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This award winning film exploring the seldom-told history of Chinese immigrants living in the American South during the late 1800s to mid-1900s presents a very personal and unique perspective on immigration, race and American identity.

When a Chinese-American man from California, travels to Mississippi to visit the grave of his father who abandoned him as a baby, he and his family stumble upon surprising revelations that change their lives. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. Their emotional journey leads them to discover how deep their roots run in America but how the Chinese Exclusion Act separated their family for generations.

*Free and open to the public

(Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu | 2019 | USA | 76 minutes)

Co-sponsored by Spurlock Museum of World Cultures.

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