Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese To Screen at SDCHM With a Special Appearance by Executive Producer 

October 13, 2016

Powerful Film Tells The Story Of Chinese Immigrants on the Mississippi Delta and Sheds Light
on the Immigrant Experience in America

WHAT: Film screening and discussion of Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese
WHERE: Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92101
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016 (2:00 pm- 4:00pm)
TICKETS: RSVPS Required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-of-honor-and-duty-atsdchm-tickets-27914610351
DETAILS: FREE and open to the public; for more information, call or e-mail at
(619) 338-9888 or info@sdchm.org or visit www.sdchm.org
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SAN DIEGO, CA— The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will screen the film, Honor
and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center on November 19,
2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A Q&A will follow the film screening. Special guests including the
executive producer, Samantha Chang, will help facilitate the discussion. This event is the film’s San
Diego premiere.

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese is an enlightening documentary about the Chinese
community in the heart of the Deep South. This film not only highlights the contributions of the Chinese
Delta families, but also reveals the immigrant experience in America.

This three-part documentary highlights several generations of the Chinese population in the Mississippi
Delta starting from the mid-1800s to the present day. The film tells a story of the early Chinese
immigrants to the Mississippi Delta and explores how the community steadily grew in the early part of
the 20th century. Chinese families across the Delta opened grocery stores that served both the black and
white populations. Subsequently, it reveals how 182 Chinese men from the Delta participated in all
aspects of the US war effort in WWII, shows the transformational nature of their participation in the war
for the development of the community in the decades immediately after the war, and concludes by
documenting the contributions of the Chinese Delta families to the state of Mississippi and beyond as
their children became doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and many other types of professionals in the
contemporary era.

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is screening the film as an example of the Museum’s
mission to create a deeper understanding of China and Chinese America.
“Thanks to this well-researched documentary film, I now am privy to a unique aspect of American
history. That this historical perspective and stories happened in the most unexpected place — the
Mississippi Delta — makes this film worthy of a special place in the historical archives for this and
future generations to see.”
— René Astudillo, Publisher, The Adobo Chronicles

For more information about Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta and to view the trailer, visit:
http://www.heritageseries.us/honor-and-duty/. For more information about the San Diego Chinese
Historical Museum, visit www.sdchm.org.

ABOUT SDCHM

SDCHM’s mission is to create a deeper understanding of China and Chinese America through programs
in education, culture and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our diverse San
Diego community. Located in the heart of San Diego’s downtown Asian Pacific Historic District,
SDCHM is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special events, exhibitions, and
programs. Over the past twenty years, SDCHM has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors,
collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and
exhibitions. Today, SDCHM remains a platform for celebrating multiculturalism, enriching the
community, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural tourist destination.

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