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Death of a Shaman [videorecording]

a film by Richard Hall and Fahm Fong Saeyang ; director/writer, Richard Hall ; producer/writer, Fahm Fong Saeyang ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KVIE ; produced by Great Blue Productions
Video; DVD
"In 'Death of a Shaman', a young mien woman from Sacramento, Fahm Saeyang responds to her father's unsettled life and death by taking a reverse journey to examine the heartbreaking path he took from respectability to hopelessness-and from Southeast Asia to America-in a heartfelt personal mission to understand his tragic story. This dual journey helps 'Death of a Shaman' examine with painful honesty how Fahm's Mien immigrant family suffered through a 20 year ordeal of poverty, racism, religions, drugs, jail, and the murder of a family member. It is a chronicle of a darker side of the pursuit of the American dream that affected many of the 40,000 Mien who came from a primitive life in the mountains of Southeast Asia to America. 'Death of a Shaman' is also a moving account of Fahm's need to understand her father's pain, and a desire to figure out what will placate his troubled spirit and her own"--Container.
Richard Hall
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57 min.
In English and Yao with English subtitles
Originally produced as a television program in 2003.
[Seattle, Wash.] : IndieFlix, [200-]
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Recorded on DVD (NTSC, region 1-6).
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