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Growing up Hmong at the Crossroads. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Growing Up Hmong

Growing Up Hmong

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


  • 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

Four children of former Hmong refugees embark from their home in Minnesota on a milestone journey to trace their family history in Laos, Thailand and France. In their earnest search for their cultural roots, Justin, Joshua, Bella and Maipa open a door into the world of children born to former war refugees and what it means to grow up Hmong in the diaspora. This film gives a glimpse of the unique struggles the children of this generation work through to relate to their parents’ cultural heritage, to make sense of their historical memory, to construct and perform a sense of place in the community and in the world, against the backdrop of politically troubled times, increasing social anxieties and the global spread of xenophobic sentiments.


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