Webinars & Presentations

Reframing American History and Identity

Award-winning filmmakers Baldwin Chiu (subject and producer) and Larissa Lam (director/producer) will show excerpted portions of their documentary, Far East Deep South, accompanied by a conversation on reframing American identity and history to foster a stronger sense of belonging. They will discuss the importance of broadening how we discuss American history to include underrepresented groups and how we can help students connect personally to history. Far East Deep South follows a Chinese American family’s search for their roots that leads to Mississippi, where they uncover surprising family revelations and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants during the Jim Crow and Chinese Exclusion Act eras. This moving story won a 2022 Telly Award and made its broadcast premiere on PBS World Channel’s series “America ReFramed.” The film offers a poignant perspective on race, immigration and identity. The film is available to watch for free at the link below.