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The APAHM Project Day 2: Far East, Deep South

Film: Far East, Deep South

Director: Larissa Lam

Release: 2020

Where to Watch: Various

Wanna Skip? Pick a Movie from APAHM Project 2020 or 2021

Today we are joined by an old friend of mine, Andrea Crawford-Thompson! Andrea studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Mississippi State University and is currently working on earning her Nutritionist license. Growing up in Memphis, TN, we both felt a deep connection to today's film Far East, Deep South which at its center is a story of family exploration. But with that comes the topics of the Chinese Exclusion Act, being Chinese during the Jim Crow era, the relationships between the Black and Chinese communities, and many more layers that may not come to immediate mind when we think about Asian American history.

Join us as we discuss our own families histories, our experiences on being Asian American in the Southern US, and for Andrea, the best of both worlds of being biracial.

Small Business Shout Out:

Andrea would like to give a shout out to Rita Sevilla Illustrations which is owned by her sister, Rachel! Rita Sevilla specializes in graphic design and art prints. You can purchase her work at her Etsy shop here!

Reminder! I am matching donations for every like on this post and on Instagram. This year, we will be donating to CAPE - Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment.

If You Liked This, You Might Like:

Asian Americans on Amazon Prime

Finding Cleveland

Minari on Showtime

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