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Title Från opium till krysantemum [videorecording] : Lao Tong och Hmongfolket = From opium to chrysanthemums : Lao Tong and the Hmong people / en film av PeA Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian
Imprint New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 2000
 Euro-Am Rm. 104  VV 959.3004 F9256 2000    LIB USE ONLY  -  30500500037331
Descript 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note Producers, PeA Holmquist, Jouko Aaltonen ; directors, PeA Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian ; photography, PeA Holmquist
A documentary of the Hmong people of the "Golden Triangle," in the borderland of Thailand, Laos and Burma, looking at what has happened to them both in Thailand and Laos and in the United States. The filmmaker visits the town of Maetho, high in the Thai Mountains and learns that the Hmong are transitioning from opium farming to the vegetable and flower business. While there he witnesses a village divorce proceeding and a Shaman healing ceremony and in Laos mine sweeping crews diffusing unexploded bombs. He then travels to Sacramento and Minneapolis to see how Hmongs in America are working to preserve essential aspects of their culture
In English, Thai, and Lao with English subtitles
Subject Hmong (Asian people) -- Thailand -- Social life and customs
Hmong (Asian people) -- Laos -- Social life and customs
Opium poppy growers -- Thailand
Floriculture -- Thailand
Divorce -- Thailand
Women, Hmong -- Thailand -- Social conditions
Shamanism -- Thailand
Hmong Americans -- California -- Sacramento
Hmong American families -- California -- Sacramento
Hmong Americans -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
Hmong American women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
Hmong Americans -- Cultural assimilation
Hmong Americans -- Ethnic identity
Alt Author Holmquist, PeA
Khardalian, Suzanne
Aaltonen, Jouko
First Run/Icarus Films
Alt Title From opium to chrysanthemums
Lao Tong and the Hmong people
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