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Film: Hmong Memory at the Crossroads

This is the second film screening of the UWL Ethnographic Film Series for 2017-2018. 

"Liachoua Lee, a Hmong-American from Rochester Hills, Michigan, revisits his past as a former refugee and son of Hmong veterans of the French Indochina War (1946-1954), and of the American Secret War in Laos (1961-1975), by revisiting places that carry traces of his personal history and the emotional scars left by the war. Lee’s story begins in Detroit, Michigan, then takes him to France, a place where he and his family sought asylum before immigrating to America, and ends in an emotional return to the homeland Laos for the first time in 40 years. The film documents Lee’s re-reading of key chapters of his refugee history, re-creating memories of wartime as experienced by the child he was then. The film follows Lee’s journey of remembrance, which brings his personal story into conversation with others’ stories in the Hmong community, American Vietnam veterans, French Indochina War veterans, historians and government officials, in the Midwest and France." (http://hmc.cal.msu.edu)

Dr. Vincent Her (archaeology/anthropology) will introduce the film and faciliate a post-film discussion. Free popcorn will be provided!

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
Where: Movie Theater, Student Union
To request disability accommodations (accessible seating, interpreting, closed captioning, FM systems, etc.), contact Elizabeth Peacock at epeacock@uwlax.edu or 608.785.6780.
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