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Title Between Two Worlds: The Hmong Shaman

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Playing Time Duration: 28 minutes
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Event Originally produced by Collective Eye Films in 1984.
Summary Between Two Worlds: The Hmong Shaman in America powerfully exposes the struggle of Hmong refugees in America. This classic documentary traces the lives of three Hmong families displaced thousands of miles from their villages in Northern Laos and alienated in American cities. Renowned anthropologist Dwight Conquergood narrates the rich history of shamanic rituals and explains the similarity between Hmong beliefs and those of Aboriginal people of the Americas. Rare and dramatic scenes reveal traditional ceremonies and psychological challenges faced by the Hmong as they strive to maintain their culture. A missionary's attempt to convert a Hmong family to Christianity highlights the pressures confronting refugees adapting to a new environment. The effects of their trauma are extreme in the Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome, a mysterious phenomenon that causes Hmong men to die in their sleep. The ancient ways of the Hmong are in danger of being lost forever. This riveting documentary presents uncensored and unforgettable glimpses into a culture caught between two worlds.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Indexed Term Anthropology
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Religion and Philosophy
Added Author Siegel, Taggart, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1130189 Kanopy

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