New Documentary Screenings Scheduled Throughout U.S. Telling the Story of Chinese WWII Vets
Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese - Just Released for Asian American Pacific Heritage Month
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There are currently 15 additional screenings confirmed with several more expected to be added. The cities include Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oakland, San Francisco, Annapolis, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Arlington, VA and Silver Spring, MD. One additional screening is scheduled in Canada also. For a complete schedule of dates go to www.heritageseries.us/
This series tells how Chinese came to Mississippi in the 19th century and their challenges of coming to the United States. It features 24 Delta Chinese WWII veterans and their families as they share stories of the war and its impact on their lives in the Mississippi Delta. The documentary concludes with how the Delta Chinese influenced the social and economic fabric, customs and culture of Mississippi.
Nearly all of the screenings are free and open to the public. After each screening, Executive Producers Dr. Gwendolyn Gong and E. Samantha Cheng will talk about the film and answer questions. Additional Executive Producers include Dr. John Powers and Charles G. Crawford.
"Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" premiered on May 1, 2016 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. The series was broadcast the same day on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting network in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
About Heritage Series, LLC
Heritage Series creates films and educational tools about U.S. ethnic and minority cultures and are designed to inspire and provoke thought for people of all ages.
"Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" is a Heritage Series, LLC production produced in association with Bottle Tree, LLC.
For a complete schedule of dates go to www.heritageseries.us/