Finding Cleveland: A Documentary Film Where Far East Meets Deep South
Sunday, April 2
Finding Cleveland is a documentary short film that follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew. He also learns of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a discriminatory law against Chinese immigrants and the struggles his father faced in a pre-civil rights era. The 13 minute film will be followed by discussion with the filmmakers.