Join us for an evening of documentary screenings – the first ever in New York City by and about Hmong Americans. Louisa Schein, anthropologist at Rutgers University Departments of Anthropology and Womens and Gender Studies and member of the Rutgers Collective for Asian American Scholarship curates this event, which features two documentaries about social and political issues for Hmong in the U.S. Foung Heu’s The Time is Right for Mee, chronicles the campaign of Hmong woman Mee Moua for a seat on the Minnesota State Senate, the highest elected office of any Hmong in the U.S. Va-Megn Thoj’s Slaughtered in Hugo, reveals the racial underpinnings of the forced closing of a Hmong-run slaughterhouse where Hmong rituals were being performed. Both filmmakers will be on hand for discussion, and Schein will comment on the history of Hmong American media, its social impact in Hmong communities, and issues that have emerged in the course of their 30-year immigration to the Midwest.
Please note: Film contains graphic content of slaughterhouse scenes.
Co-sponsored by: New York University Center for Media, Culture, and History and Center for Media and Religion