Children of the Mist + Huav Teev Ntuj and HYPU Ntxhais Cia Siab
- Saturday | May 13 Shows
- 110 mins
CHILDREN OF THE MIST
DIRECTED BY: HÀ LỆ DIỄM
Starring: Ma Thi Di
VIETNAM | DOCUMENTARY | HMONG, VIETNAMESE | 2022 | 90 MINS
In a village hidden in the mist-shrouded Northwest Vietnamese mountains resides an indigenous Hmong community, home to 12-year-old Di, part of the first generation of her people with access to formal education.
As Di grows older, her carefree childhood gives way to an impulsive and sensitive adolescence, a dangerous temperament for what will happen next; in this insular community, girls must still endure the controversial but accepted tradition of “bride kidnapping.” One night, when the young girl’s parents are shocked to find that Di has disappeared.
CHILDREN OF THE MIST is an Oscar-shortlisted feature documentary and winner of the Best Directing award at IDFA. Documenting Di’s coming of age story over the course of three years, Vietnamese filmmaker Diễm Hà Lệ offers a tender portrait of a community on the cusp between tradition and modernity, and one girl tragically stuck in the middle.
Content warning: Depictions of violence.
This showtime is Co-Presented by My Sister’s House, supporting Asian and Pacific Islanders and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.
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Immediately following Children of the Mist are special performances by
HUAV TEEV NTUJ and HYPU HMONG DANCE GROUP
Huaj Teev Ntuj is a newly formed Hmong dance group located in Sacramento, CA, with the goal of keeping their passion for traditional Hmong dancing alive. They hope to encourage others to dance, no matter their background. Huaj Teev Ntuj looks forward to meeting new people along their journey and inspiring youth throughout the Hmong community.
Ntxhais Cia Siab is a dance ensemble under Hmong Youth and Parents United’s (HYPU) Performing Arts & Culture Program, which aims to preserve Hmong arts, language, and culture. This unique program offers opportunities to learn, appreciate, participate, and practice Hmong cultural arts and performances. Serving the Sacramento region, HYPU offers provides programs and services in the areas of English and Hmong language acquisition and proficiency, literacy, parent accountability and involvement, self-discovery and development, and academic excellence. Learn more at www.hypu.org.
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CHILDREN OF THE MIST
Directed by HÀ LỆ DIỄM
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