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Travel in Spirals - Screening and discussion with filmmakers Tou SaiKo Lee and Justin Schell

 

Date: 11/30/2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

Cost: Free and open to the public

Description:

Travel in Spirals tells the story of Hmong hip-hop MC, spoken word poet, and community organizer Tou SaiKo Lee as he journeys back to his birthplace of Thailand. Born on the Nongkhai refugee camp, his parents fled Laos after the Vietnam War and came to America when Tou was two months old. Taking its title from the spirals in Hmong paj ntaub, the story cloths that for many years were a way for the Hmong people to tell their history before a written language, Travel in Spirals documents Tou’s journey to the source of himself and his heritage almost 30 years after he left.

Film screening will be followed by discussion with the film's creators Tou SaiKo Lee and Justin Schell 

Contact:

  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Immigration History Research Center

Parking:

Parking is available at the Fourth Street ramp and in the Church Street garage. Reciprocal contract parking is also available for those with contracts on the west bank or on the Saint Paul campus. 

More information: http://www.ias.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Institute for Advanced Study.

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