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Encore screening of “Far East Deep South”

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Due to popular request, the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is proud to present the an encore screening of Far East Deep South.

The film will be presented as a free virtual screening that will be available for a three-day viewing period: February 28 – March 2. Once film is unlocked, viewers will have 24 hours to finish watching their film.

“Due to the impact of winter weather last week, with some of our communities losing internet and power, we received requests to offer additional screenings of Far East Deep South. We are grateful to the filmmakers and South Arts for allowing our community another chance to watch this incredible film, free of charge” said Laura Howell, Executive Director of the BPAC. Please visit for more details and to register for free.

The documentary is about a Chinese-American family’s search for their roots. When Charles Chiu, a Chinese American from California, travels to Mississippi to visit the grave of his father who abandoned him as a baby, he and his family stumble upon surprising revelations that change their lives. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South. Their emotional journey leads them to discover how deep their roots run in America. The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded conversation with the Director, Producer, Writer Larissa Lam and Producer Bladwin Chiu.

This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

The next free screening that is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will be PICTURE CHARACTER March 14 -17, 2021. Picture Character (emojis in Japanese) explores the widespread use and ability to convey complex messages that have not only cemented emoji’s place as an emerging digital language, but prompted difficult questions about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties to identity and inclusion. The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded conversation with Co-directors Ian Cheney & Martha Shane.

Registration is free to all Southern Circuit films, and all film screenings are followed by a prerecorded conversation with the filmmakers. Visit for additional information about these and other BPAC events or contact the Ticket Office at 662-846-4626. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit