Hmong Memory at the Crossroads. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!
Hmong Memory at the Crossroads
Date and TimeWednesday, February 28, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium
Safoi Babana-Hampton, producer, co-writer, co-director, professor Michigan State University will facilitate Q&As and discussion following the movie
LIB 100/201 approved
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.
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