It’s not always easy to have a conversation with our elders. Sometimes there’s a language barrier, other times it’s just uncomfortable or you may not know where to start. When I signed up to be part of the Unforgotten film series to capture Hmong Veterans stories, I knew I was pushing myself out of my […]
Unforgotten: The legacy begins Inspiring, motivating, insightful, awesome and nostalgic are just a few words used by the participants of the first showing of Unforgotten, a project hosted by Hmong Museum in partnership with Veterans of the Special Guerrilla Unit. This project seeked to help give the tools of video making to participants in order […]
What is the Unforgotten Project?It is a project that strives to capture the unforgotten stories of Hmong veterans by pairing a participant with a Secret Guerrilla Unit (SGU) veteran and teaching them technical skills to capture their stories in video form. This week’s feature Unforgotten Project participant is Bao Moua. Bao is a Hmong-American woman […]
The Unforgotten Project was designed to foster intergenerational relationship building through storytelling. It pairs young individuals with Secret Guerrilla Unit (SGU) Veterans to learn their untold stories. Hmong Museum along with filmmaker, Hlee Lee, led the workshops to teach the young individuals the necessary skills to capture and bring to life each Veteran’s story.
Hmong Vietnam War Vets Fight for Full Military Burials By Emil Guillermo 11/11/2014 In the 1960s and 70s, the CIA recruited Vang Pao to organize a Hmong fighting force to join America’s “secret war” against the North Vietnamese in Laos. When the war ended, 35,000 Hmong soldiers died, according to Rep. Jim Costa, (D-Fresno). The […]