AAPI History Week

(April 28-May 6)

Come join us at the film screening for the award-winning film, Far East Deep South. The film explores the complex history of Asian Americans in the United States.


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.

Film screening has both in-person and online options:


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.

Meet the Producers of Far East Deep South

Moderators Grace Ou and Lina Ye interview Produce and Director Baldwin Chiu and Larrissa Lam


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.”

Come to Cary Memorial Library to check out some of our favorite AAPI books and movies!
May 1st-31st

We partnered with Cary Memorial Library to help with the creation of
an AAPI bookshelf features various AAPI books and novels.