GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will host a free Family Day event celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage on Sunday, Sep. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11. The event will feature free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, a screening of the award-winning documentary film Far East Deep South, live concert, and a Backstage Pass education program with husband-and-wife music and filmmaking team Baldwin Chiu: aka Only Won and Larissa Lam (producers of Far East Deep South)
“It’s important to us here at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi that we continue to spotlight different cultures through music,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “So, we are thrilled to bring our community together for a free Family Day event, spanning not just one but two days, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. I’d like to thank Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam for dedicating their time to this event, and our sponsors for making it possible.”
The free Family Day event will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. A schedule for the two-day event is below.
Sunday, Sept. 10 12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and concert by Only Won and Larissa Lam
3–5 p.m.: Stories on Screen event featuring a showing of the documentary Far East Deep South, followed by a Q&A with director Larissa Lam and producer Baldwin Chiu. Admission is free.
Monday, Sept. 11
10 a.m.: Backstage Pass education program with Baldwin Chiu: aka Only Won and Larissa Lam. Admission is free.
This free Family Day event is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Delta Arts Alliance, Needle Specialty Products Corp., TAAF - The Asian American Foundation, The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2, and the Maddox Foundation.
Far East Deep South is a deeply moving documentary that offers a poignant perspective on racial reconciliation and the deep roots of Chinese American Christians in our national identity. The award-winning
▪ GRAMMY MUSEUM® MISSISSIPPI TO HOST FREE FAMILY DAY EVENT CELEBRATING ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE ON SEPT. 10–11
PBS documentary follows Charles Chiu and his family (including his son, producer Baldwin Chiu, and daughter-in-law, director Larissa Lam) as they travel from California to Mississippi to find answers about Charles’ father, K.C. Lou.
The family’s emotional journey to a place they’ve never seen, leads to stunning revelations and a crash course on the surprising history of Chinese
immigrants in the segregated South. Through encounters with local residents as well as interviews with historians, the family’s trip becomes a miraculous journey of discovery, forgiveness and healing.
“Rarely do we see Asian American Christians portrayed on film. This was an opportunity to show a diverse and important story that needed to be told.” – Larissa Lam
For more information on special programming at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, visit grammymuseumms.org.