Join us on May 14 Saturday at 1pm at the Great Star Theatre for a screening of Honor and Duty: Mississippi Delta Chinese with filmmaker Samantha Cheng. Following the historical thread and impact of the Chinese community in the Mississippi region, the documentary will be shown in three parts:
Part one, 1870 to 1940 – Chinese immigration in Mississippi, the location and the context
Part two, 1941-1945 – The stories of Chinese WWII veterans and the impact of the war in the delta
Part three, 1946 to present – How Chinese have influenced the social and economic fabric, custom and culture of Mississippi.
Executive Producers Gwendolyn Gong and E. Samantha Cheng will hold a Q&A after the screening.
The teaser above offers an short but in-depth look at these stories. Please RSVP below!
“Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese is a moving recognition of the contributions of Mississippi Delta Chinese World War II veterans. Archival images describe these rural communities, unfamiliar to most Americans, where … these Chinese grew up and helped their immigrant parents. Interviews with survivors testify to their dedication and sacrifice in fighting for their country.”
— ̶ John Jung, Author, Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton
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