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Searching for answers: Retracing a Hmong heritage, short film by Dee Thao. MSS.334
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  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Custodial History note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Searching for answers: Retracing a Hmong heritage, short film by Dee Thao.
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.334
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 digital objects
    Date: 2012
    Language of Materials note: English, Lao and Thai
    creator: Thao, Dee
    creator: Waters, Tony

    Arrangement note

    Orginal.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Dee Thao, a Hmong immigrant was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and came to the United States as a child. Thao, a student at California State University, Chico received an Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Awards for Research and Creativity grant to create this film the summer 2012.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Custodial History note

    Gift.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Dee Thao, August 24, 2013

    Preferred Citation note

    Searching for answers: Retracing a Hmong heritage, short film by Dee Thao, MSS 334, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Scope and Contents note

    Thao studies her family’s journey to the United States seeking a connection to her Hmong heritage. Her family became refugees from Laos during the Vietnam War. The documentary begins at her family home in Oroville California. Thao along with Tony and Dagmar Waters, travel to Thailand and Laos. They visit refugee camps including the one she where she was born in Thailand and meet family members who stayed behind.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hmong Americans--Ethnic identity.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Refugees