Meet the Filmmakers: "Far East Deep South"
Help celebrate Belmont's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month.
First, watch the documentary, Far East Deep South in-person or online. Find out how you can watch it HERE Then, meet the producers of the film, Larissa Lam & Baldwin Chiu, virtually in a LIVE student-led, Q&A session on 7pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Register for the Zoom event with the filmmakers HERE
Or follow along on BMC PublicTV:
Watch in Belmont on Comcast Ch. 9 or Verizon Ch. 29
Watch from anywhere > belmontmedia.org/publictv
Previously aired on PBS World Channel’s “America ReFramed’, the film follows the journey of two Chinese-American brothers who seek to know more about their family history. Surprisingly, the place where they end up turns out to be a small town in the Mississippi Delta. The film also explores the discrimination Asian-Americans historically faced, the interconnected relationship between the Black and Chinese communities in the Jim Crow era, and the generational impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
This event is organized and sponsored by 18 organizations in Belmont and Lexington. The funding is provided by the Belmont Celebrates AAPI Heritage Fund, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), and a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council (BCC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.