Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

The Hmong Shaman in America

DVD - 2010
Rate this:
"Documents the Hmong refugees who have been transplanted from their agrarian mountain villages in northern Laos to cities in the U.S. Often living in high-rise tenements, they bring their ancient shamanic rituals and ceremonies to urban America. In such unlikely settings, trance-like healing and animal offerings are practiced as they were back home. The documentary captures rare and dramatic footage of the Hmong buying and sacrificing a cow in rural Illinois to save a sick baby in a metropolitan hospital. It shows the attempts of a missionary to convert a traditional Hmong family. It also explores Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome in which young Hmong men have died in their sleep for no apparent medical cause"--Distributor website.
Publisher: [Portland, OR?] : Collective Eye, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Hmong shaman in America


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PCCLD

To Top