About the Film
The Yiu Mien's involvement in the Vietnam War forced this Laotian mountain tribe to flee its homeland. This film is an intimate look at these Asian refugees who originally settled in the Pacific Northwest. Through the words of elders, and rare archival footage of the Mien in their mountain homeland, their ancient culture is brought to light. Past and present are interwoven, revealing complex realities of Americanization as seen through the eyes of the Mien.