The Legend of Chao Fa (Vaj Tuam Thawj)
Directed By: Jammy Vanglee
Showtime(s): Sat, November 6th – 7:00 pm
Fri, November 12th – 7:15 pmSt. Anthony Main Theater w/ free parking in the St. Anthony Falls Ramp
Director and Star Thai Actors Present!
St. Paul Hmong director Pao Hue Vang’s monumentally ambitious and accomplished feature, shot in the perilous jungles of Thailand over the course of a year, tells the story of legendary Hmong freedom fighter Vaj Tuam Thawj (Rebirth of the King) and his struggle to save his father and country from the Laotian communists after his people were abandoned by the CIA at the end of the Vietnam War. Star actors from Thailand will be present.
2009, Thailand/USA/Laos, 90 min, In Hmong w/ English
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Also Showing -Open Season
Directed By: Mark Tang & Lu Lippold
Showtime(s): Thurs, November 4th – 7:00 pm
In the fall of 2005, Hmong immigrant and 36-year-old truck driver Chai Vang was convicted of first-degree murder and condemned to serve the rest of his life in prison after shooting and killing six deer hunters in northern Wisconsin. The incident sent shockwaves throughout the region and chills of anguish into Minnesota’s Asian Community. A vengeful killing? or self defense? Twin Cities filmmakers Mark Tang and Lu Lippold capture the boiling emotions behind the headlines to background this sensational case.
2010, USA, 60 min, In English and Hmong | Asian American Program
Don’t miss the Panel Discussion!
The Asian Pacific American (APA) Community In Media And Film
Saturday, November 6 3:00 – 4:30 pm at Pracna on Main125 SE. Main St Minneapolis
Moderated panel discussion to include Koji Steven Sakai, Mark Tang, Athena Lobit. This panel will discuss where the APA community is in regard to visibility in media such as film, television, and music, as well as online media like YouTube, Blogs, and Social Networks. How did we get to where we are? How much has really changed? And where do we go from here?