Time: 1:15-2:45 pm, Tuesday, April 26
Multipurpose Room, Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St, Belmont, MA
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26 (BHS students, teachers & staff only)
Room F256, Belmont High School, 221 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm, Tuesday, April 26
Assembly room, Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm, Thursday, April 28
Large Meeting Room, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
Watch from Belmont Public Library
Watch from Cary Memorial Library
You may also watch on DVD from either library which includes additional features and resources.
The director of the award-winning documentary, Far East Deep South. The film made its broadcast premiere in May 2021 on the World Channel/PBS series, “America ReFramed.” The film has won numerous awards at film festivals such as CAAMFest, Cinequest and Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Larissa is a native of Diamond Bar, CA, and a proud UCLA Bruin. Before entering the film world, Lam carved out a distinguished career in music releasing four critically acclaimed solo albums. Lam is a frequent speaker on issues of diversity and the Asian American experience.
Teamed up with his wife, Larissa Lam, to produce Far East Deep South, and is also one of the film's subjects along with his family. Chiu is a graduate of the Act One film producing program. Born in San Francisco and raised in Sacramento, Chiu is a fierce advocate for the increased inclusion of Asian American history in schools and has spoken at numerous conferences and universities. For his work documenting the Chinese American experience, he received several awards including a special award at the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association 150th Anniversary Golden Spike Conference. Additionally, Chiu is also a rapper known by his MC name, Only Won, who gained recognition for his viral videos, “Cantonese Boy,” and “Asian Americans Make History.”
The Movie Screening and the history celebration event is organized by Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) and Belmont AAPI Heritage Celebration Volunteers
Funded by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), Community Endowment of Lexington, and the Belmont Celebrates AAPI Heritage Fund
Co-sponsored by the following Lexington based organizations: Cary Memorial Library, Cary library Foundation, Lexington AAPI Youth Team, Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL), Lexington Historic Society, Asian Student Union of Lexington High School (ASU)