Hmong Memory at the Crossroads—Three Generations, Three Continents, One Culture


Location: Browning Cinema at the University of Notre Dame


Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Hmong Memory at the Crossroads is a 2015 documentary that weaves the stories of three generations of Hmong refugees in the US Midwest and in France. Liachoua Lee, a Hmong-American, revisits his past as a former refugee and son of veterans of the First Indochina War and the Secret War in Laos. Beginning with his life in Detroit, Lee’s journey takes him to France, a place where he and his family sought asylum before immigrating to America, and an emotional return to his Laotian homeland.

Protagonist Liachoua Lee, film co-director Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton (Michigan State University), Professor John Duffy (University of Notre Dame), and Professor Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California), will discuss the film after the screening.

This event is co-sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Henkels Lecture Series and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.