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Hmong Documentary Series: Becoming American (1982)


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In celebration of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Hmong Cultural Center presents the Hmong Documentary Series.

The Hmong Documentary Series concludes with Becoming American: A Hmong Family From Laos Resettles in the U.S. directed by Ken and Ivory Levine. This 1982 film follows a Southeast Asian Hmong family from a refugee camp in Thailand to Seattle, exploring cross-cultural issues during a nine-month period. The film records a poignant odyssey as Hang Sou and his family finally arrive in America and face nine months of intense culture shock, prejudice and gradual adaptation to their new home.

Please join us for the showing of this important film documenting Hmong American history. Attendees may also visit the interactive exhibits on Hmong culture and history at HCC before or after the showings.