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Film series complements Southeast Asian exhibit by quotes

Film series complements Southeast Asian exhibit

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Southeast Asian Refugee Film series returns at 6 p.m.
on consecutive Thursdays in the Historical Museum lobby, 809 E. Southern
Ave. (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue).

The films are being presented as a companion piece to the exhibit, “A
Proud Journey Home: Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Communities in
Arizona,” currently showing in the Tempe Historical Museum gallery.

A moderator will lead a discussion and regional refreshments will be
served. The series is being presented in partnership with Community
Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), an organization whose mission
is to assist refugees in adjusting to their new life in Arizona.

Schedule

Oct. 26 – “The Flute Player,” The chronicle of the return of Cambodian
refugee Arn Chorn Pond to his homeland where he begins a master musician
project to revive the traditional music lost under the Khmer Rouge.

Nov. 2 – “The Story of Vinh,” The tale of Vinh Dinh, the abandoned child
of a United States serviceman and a Vietnamese mother, who, speaking no
English, arrives in America to pursue the American Dream.

Nov. 9 – “A Refugee and Me,” The documentary of Twai Thongdee, a Burmese
refugee living in Thailand, who searches for a Thai identification card
so he can live and work freely without fear of imprisonment.

Nov. 16 – “Being Hmong Means Being Free,” The documentary of the culture
and traditions of a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin and the
dramatic changes the community undergoes over the span of a decade.

Information: visit http://www.tempe.gov/museum/events.htm or call
480/350-5100.


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