Stories In Thread

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Stories in Thread focuses on Hmong Pa Dau or Story Cloths. The hand-made textiles are integral to what it means to be Hmong in America. The Hmong fought alongside American Soldiers and CIA operatives as a secret army in the Vietnam War. When the war was lost they faced a campaign of genocide. Many came as refugees to the United States. Despite this significance of Pa Dau to identity and cultural survival, the art form is disappearing. The perspective of the elder generation, the fighters and refugees from Laos, is expressed in their own Hmong language and their fear of cultural loss is immediate and painful. The story of Hmong Pa Dau is the story of identity change and perseverance, it is an exploration of the refugee and immigrant experience, and also a commentary on contemporary minority issues in America.

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  • Stories In Thread |
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 4am TPT MN
  • Stories In Thread |
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 10am TPT MN
  • Stories In Thread |
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 4pm TPT MN
  • Stories In Thread |
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 10pm TPT MN
  • Stories In Thread |
    Monday, Nov 20 at 2am TPT MN
  • Stories In Thread
    Stories in Thread focuses on Hmong Pa Dau or Story Cloths. The hand-made textiles are integral to what it means to be Hmong in America. The Hmong fought alongside American Soldiers and CIA operatives as a secret army in the Vietnam War. When the war was lost they faced a campaign of genocide. Many came as refugees to the United States. Despite this significance of Pa Dau to identity and cultural survival, the art form is disappearing. The perspective of the elder generation, the fighters and refugees from Laos, is expressed in their own Hmong language and their fear of cultural loss is immediate and painful. The story of Hmong Pa Dau is the story of identity change and perseverance, it is an exploration of the refugee and immigrant experience, and also a commentary on contemporary minority issues in America.
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 4am TPT MN
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 10am TPT MN
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 4pm TPT MN
    Saturday, Oct 28 at 10pm TPT MN
    Monday, Nov 20 at 2am TPT MN
    Monday, Nov 20 at 8am TPT MN
    Monday, Nov 20 at 2pm TPT MN
    Monday, Nov 20 at 8pm TPT MN

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