Michigan State University

In partnership with

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium based at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign presents

 

 

In association with

Musée de l’immigration & Collège d’études mondiales

 

 

 

GROWING UP HMONG AT THE CROSSROADS

 

 

 

DIRECTED BY | Safoi Babana-Hampton

MUSIC BY | Marjan Helms

EDITED BY | Kirk Mason

VOICEOVER | Cedric Naolu Lee

GRAPHIC DESIGN | Stephen Kachmar

WRITTEN BY | Safoi Babana-Hampton

ASSISTANT PRODUCER | Cedric Naolu Lee

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS | Yang Dao & Fu Hang

PRODUCER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Safoi Babana-Hampton

ASSISTANT EDITOR | Jared D. Milburn

SOUND OPERATORS | Vincent Bouchard, Daniel Dapkus

ADDITIONAL SOUND OPERATOR | Dieudonné Fokou

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR | Kirk Mason

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT | Peter Johnston

FILM CONSULTANTS | Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai & Vincent Bouchard

VIDEOGRAPHY | Safoi Babana-Hampton & Daniel Dapkus

ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY

Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai

Bella Hang

Justin Hang

Joshua Hang

Alissa Lyon

Jack Weyhrich

 

HUMANITIES WITHOUT WALLS RESEARCH COLLABORATORS |

Safoi Babana-Hampton, Senior Project PI, Michigan State University

Swarnavel Eswaran-Pillai, Michigan State University

Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

Vincent Bouchard, Indiana University

Frieda Ekotto, University of Michigan

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PARTNERS |

Benjamin Stora

Françoise Vergès

Jean-Barthélemi Debost

Jean-Pierre Hassoun

Alexis Corbière

Sara Guidani

 

HUMANITIES WITHOUT WALLS CONSORTIUM PARTNERS |

Indiana University

University of Michigan

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PARTNERS IN FRANCE

Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Palais de la Porte Dorée

Collège d’Études Mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

 

STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Daniel Dapkus

Jack Weyhrich

Alissa Lyons

 

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Bella Hang

Joshua Hang

Justin Hang

Maipa Vang

 

WITH

Cedric Naolu Lee

Alec Morgan Celmer

Liachoua Lee

Tru Hang

Lee Xiong Hang

Fu Hang

Ger Vang

Yang Dao

Mo Yang

Dylan Yang

David Weatherly

Ansh Chaudhary

Maria Fuji
Minhkhang Quang Truong

Tyler Armor

Jennifer Cho

Justin Elleran

Manbir Singh

Briann Millan

Dejh Crystal

Andrea Ramirez

Danielle Nobbe

Ramya Dronamraju

Tanush John Samson

Reesha Kesho

Sagor Rafai

Simon Li

Ali Maldia

Vishakha Chaudhary

Kimberly Yang

Ella Schodowski

Zoë Barnes

Rachel Chang

Fu Hang

May Hang

Andrew Hang

Jen-Pierre Caillon

Thérèse Bertrais

Christine Nivet

Bruno Jean Victor

Jean-Yves Bertrais

Véronique Bertrais

Lao Lu Hang

MayKao Hang

Fuchi Jeremy Hang

Shouazong Faith Hang

Luasee Rebecca Hang

Chachoua Ruth Hang

Wipawee Chuamsakul

Songwit Chuamsakul

Puri Vangsaenguraikul

Jean-Barthélemi Debost

Jong Pao Gao Yen

Jérôme Dursin

Julie Gonzalves

Gildas Jaumouillé

Hafid Benjerrai

Jehane Benjerrai

Jin Lee

Tcha Hnub-Ntshiab

Soua Ly Sevellec

Jean-Paul Ly

Py Cha

Marie Tcha

 

FEATURED EXPERTS

Panivong Norindr

Françoise Vergès

Songwit Chuamsakul

Jean-Barthélemi Debost

Benjamin Stora

Frieda Ekotto
ADDITIONAL MUSIC

“Sans Terre” (Without a Land), Hmong song written and performed by Jin Lee, courtesy of Jin Lee

 

“Qeej” Hmong Music, performed by and courtesy of Jean-Paul Ly

 

PHOTO STILLS OF JUSTIN, JOSHUA and BELLA, courtesy of

The Fu Hang Family

 

PHOTO STILLS OF MAIPA AND THE CAILLON-BERTRAIS FAMILY courtesy of The Yang-Vang Family & the Caillon-Bertrais Family

 

PHOTO STILL “Wounded Syrian Kid Omran Daqneesh” By Anadolu Agency, courtesy of Getty Images

 

PHOTO STILLS “THAILAND-SEASIA-MIGRANTS” By CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT, courtesy of Getty Images

 

PHOTO STILL “TURKEY-GREECE-EUROPE-MIGRANTS”

By Nilufer Demir, courtesy of Getty Images

 

FOOTAGE FROM Hmong Memory At The Crossroads (2015), courtesy of Michigan State University

 

FOOTAGE FROM What is APISA? How do we celebrate our API identities? (2016), by Minhkhang Truong, courtesy of Minhkhang Truong

 

FUNDING SUPPORT |

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

FUNDING SUPPORT AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY |

The College of Arts and Letters

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies

The Asian Studies Center

Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

 

PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT PROVIDED BY |

The Film Studies Program, The Department of English, Michigan State University

 

EDITING FACILITY & DIGITAL SERVICES

The Film Studies Program, the Department of English, Michigan State University

 

FRENCH SUBTITLES | | Evelyne Leffondre-Matthews

 

ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Safoi Babana-Hampton

 

THANKS FOR THEIR SUPPORT |

Michigan State University Technologies

Filming Location Provided by Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA), Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Minkhang Truong

Justin Elloran

Maria Fujii

Jane Pyeon

Rachel Chang

K-DESI Student Association, Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Arju Patel

Ansh Chaudhary

Khushu Patel

Manbir Singh

Anuja Dandeka

 

FILMING LOCATION PROVIDED BY

Michigan State University, Michigan

University of Michigan, Michigan

Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France

The Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Right, Strasbourg, France

Lycée Baudimont Saint Charles, Arras, France

École Saint Martin-Immaculée, Nantes, France

École Sainte Famille de Vertou, France

Wayne County Airport Authority

Detroit Metro Airport – Willow Run Airport

County of Wayne

Delta Air Lines

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France, Service du Préfet délégué pour la sécurité et la sûreté des plates-formes aéroportuaires de Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle et du Bourget

Filming Location for the November 25-27, 2016 Hmong New Year Festival Provided by Saint Paul River Centre, St. Paul, Minnesota

World Martial Arts Academy, Fenton, Michigan

Michigan Kickboxing Academy, Troy, Michigan

Club de l’Étoile, Restaurant, La Baule, France

Hot Pot Group Restaurant, Chiangmai, Thailand

The City of Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit River Front Conservancy, Michigan

The GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Princess, Michigan

The City of St-Paul, Minnesota

The City of Paris, France

The City of Nantes, France

The City of La Baule-Escoublac, France

The City of Arras, France

The City of Bangkok, Thailand

The City of Chiangmai, Thailand

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Douglas Noverr

David Prestel

Bill Hart-Davidson

Christopher Long

Paulette Granberry-Russell

Siddharth Chandra

Joshua Yumibe

Cara Cilano

David Stowe

Ehsan Ahmed

Dennis Hall

Rocio Quispe-Agnoli

Jyotsna Singh

Russell Lucas

Jennifer Nelson

Michele Burton

Jackie Leavitt

Patience Adibe

Jennifer Tetreau

Barbara Miller

Julie Hagstrom

Cathy Fields

Antoinette Burton

Jason Mierek

Jeffrey Palmer

David Weatherly

Aurora Weatherly

Peter Di

Alec Morgan Celmer

Matt Virost

Jacob W. Abel

Julieta McCurry

Ashton Morrow

Gilles Faule

Eric Dollé

Anne-Claire Delauney

Liachoua Lee

Sylvie Lee

Gowhnou Yang

Claudine Lee

Isabelle Vang

Bill and Betsy Hampton

Mark Hampton

Malek Hampton

Sarah Hampton

 

WEB DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT | The Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS

Mike Kramizeh, Russell Werner, Daniel Trego, Scott Schopieray

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN | Daniel Dapkus

 

Produced in partnership with the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

                                  

 

                                                                                                   

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