Directed by Larissa Lam and produced by Baldwin Chiu, Far East Deep South premieres on the WORLD Channel (PBS) documentary series America ReFramed on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET (check local listings). It will also be available to stream on WORLDchannel.org, PBS.org and the PBS Video app beginning at time of broadcast on May 4 and throughout May in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Far East Deep South is a documentary that follows the Chiu Family on a surprising journey through Mississippi in search of their lost family history. Through the Chiu’s family story, Far East Deep South provides a window into a community few even know exists — Chinese immigrants in the Deep South — and reveals how exclusionary immigration laws such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 separated their family for generations. The family also learns about the symbiotic relationship between the Southern Black and Chinese communities during the Jim Crow era.
Producer Baldwin Chiu (aka Only Won) and director Larissa Lam are a music and filmmaking husband-wife team and have participated in past CHCP events:
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