Far East Deep South (2020) 

Dive deep into an obscure period in U.S. history as Far East, Deep South leads you on a fascinating and emotional quest with a Californian Chinese-American family whose heretofore unknown family roots in Mississippi necessitate their journey there to unearth the past they never knew they had…and in the process discover a greater historical context, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, that affected their family history and how it forged a strong bond between the local Chinese and Black communities in the era of Jim Crow. This is one film you won’t soon forget

Join Movie Chat Host Shireen Farrahi for a lively online movie discussion.

Watch the movie first at your convenience then join us at 7 PM Monday to discuss.

Film: Far East, Deep South 1 hr. 16 mins. In English

Chat: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, 7pm Cost to attend is free; please register here.

View the movie free on  Kanopy [click here]

How it Works...

This program runs like a book club: you watch the selected film at your leisure, then join other participants on Zoom at 7pm on the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month to discuss. Discussion questions will be emailed to registrants a couple of days before the chat. Most movies are available free on Kanopy.com or YouTube. Kanopy can be accessed through a web browser or an internet-connected t.v. A Kanopy login account requires a library card. Please watch the movie and then join us to discuss.

The Northwest China Council's Movie Night is a program to promote a better understanding of Chinese history, culture, and current affairs. Please consider supporting its programming at www.nwchina.org.