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In Real Time » Virtual Talk with Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu
Join us for a virtual conversation with filmmakers of the award-winning documentary Far East Deep South, Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu. Responding to the violence witnessed across the country against Asian and Pacific Islander communities, Lam and Chiu will join us for a conversation prior to the April 8 screening of their film, which addresses the history of Asian immigration to the states and continued discrimination against AAPI communities.
About the Panelists:
LARISSA LAM is the director, writer, and producer of the award-winning documentary, Far East Deep South. The film will make its national broadcast premiere on the World Channel/PBS in May 2021. She has produced TV shows such as Top 3 for JUCE TV, music videos, and “A Day in the Life of an Engineer” for Intel’s “Stay With It” campaign. She also produced and directed a series of PSAs for a national suicide prevention campaign. Prior to making films, Lam carved out a distinguished career in music. Lam began her career as the CFO of NSOUL Records and has written music for film, TV (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz) and video games (Konami, Square Enix). Lam is also an award-winning singer whose song, “I Feel Alive” won the Hollywood Music in Media Award. A UCLA graduate and native-born Californian, Lam is passionate about empowering and inspiring others through the arts. A TV/radio host and dynamic speaker, she’s been a keynote speaker on the Asian American experience, diversity and inclusion at TEDx, Leadercast, and numerous universities including Yale and MIT. She also co-hosts the podcast “Love, Discovery and Dim Sum” with her husband, Baldwin Chiu.
BALDWIN CHIU, a.k.a. Only Won, is the producer of Far East Deep South. He and his family are the subjects of the film and their story has been previously been featured on NBC News and NPR. Chiu was born in San Francisco and later moved to Sacramento. He’s a graduate of the ACT One Film Producing Program and also holds a mechanical engineering degree from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to being a producer, Chiu is a rapper and beatboxer known by his MC name, Only Won and has gained recognition for his viral videos, “Cantonese Boy”, “I Wanna Be an Engineer”, and “Asian Americans Make History”, his parody of Hamilton’s “The Schuyler Sisters.” He previously served as a spokesperson for Intel’s “Stay With It” engineering campaign promoting careers in STEM. Baldwin’s songs were featured in the video game “Sleeping Dogs” and the film Dead Man Down. In 2018, Baldwin was named an Honoree for Mandarin Leader Magazine recognizing excellence amongst Chinese in North America, and he is also the recipient of Sacramento State’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Additionally, Chiu has been a speaker on numerous panels addressing race, immigration, and minority representation in media.