Between Two Worlds
The Hmong Shaman in AmericaDVD - 200-?
"Documents the Hmong refugees who have been transplanted from their agrarian mountain villages in northern Laos to cities in the U.S. Often living in high-rise tenements, they bring their ancient shamanic rituals and ceremonies to urban America. In such unlikely settings, trance-like healing and animal offerings are practiced as they were back home. The documentary captures rare and dramatic footage of the Hmong buying and sacrificing a cow in rural Illinois to save a sick baby in a metropolitan hospital. It shows the attempts of a missionary to convert a traditional Hmong family. It also explores an unexplained phenomenon (SUNDS) in which young Hmong men have died in their sleep for no apparent medical cause."--Distributor website.
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, [200-?]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Hmong shaman in America