Hmong directed movie “Hmong Blood for Freedom” will be screening on May 2, 2012 at The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Created on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:38
By Richard Wanglue
Milwaukee, WI --- Hmong filmmaking has turned this movie, “Hmong Blood for Freedom” to a broader range of audiences. Both Hmong and Thai actors and actresses were casted in this movie to market and screen the movie onto the Thai mainstream theatre. Suraphon Chatree, a Thai super star, plays a major role in the movie.
Quoted from www.mspfilmfest.org “Hmong Blood for Freedom” is a film that sheds light on the plight of the Hmong people living in the Kaokor Mountains in Thailand from 1968 to 1982. Conflicts between the Thai government and the communist-backed Hmong led to bloody battles that raged on for 14 years. This story is told through the eyes of Kaeng, a Hmong born, Thai-raised young man, who is caught in the middle of this conflict.
Director Jimmy Vanglee is a Minneapolis-based Hmong filmmaker. His previous film, The Legend of Chao Fa, premiered at the Minneapolis St. Paul Asian Film Festival in 2010. Vanglee’s work is a testament to a ‘new age’ in Hmong filmmaking".
“It took just a little bit over a month to complete the shooting of the movie” said Jimmy Vanglee, the Movie Director, during an exclusive interview in Thailand by Suab Hmong and Hmong Report. He is also known as Paohue Vang.
Vanglee said that the movie will be shown on the Thai mainstream theatre before release on DVD to sell in the United States and elsewhere. The movie will be in Thai language on the big screen, and will have subtitles in Hmong on the DVD version.
The movie will be screening on May 2, 2012 at The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival beginning at 4:40 PM. Actors and actresses included Directors of the movie will be at the screening.
Suab Hmong Broadcast is scheduled to do a complete exclusive coverage on the screening of the movie “Hmong Blood for Freedom,” and collect feedback from the audience.
Click here to watch Suab Hmong and Hmong Report exclusive interview with Jimmy Vanglee, the director of “Hmong Blood for Freedom” in Thailand.