Refugees of War

Before bed one night, I read The Whispering Cloth, by Pegi Deitz Shea, to my children. It is a story about a little Hmong girl, named Mai, who lives with her grandmother in a refugee camp in Thailand. This story takes place after the Vietnam War. Mai learns to embroider her own story cloth while watching…

“Hunted Like Animals”

In 2006, there was a hype in the Hmong community about the documentary by Rebecca Sommer, "Hunted Like Animals."  The film synopsis on Rebecca Sommer's website states that: Hunted Like Animals is an eye-opening documentary about an ongoing, but unknown, genocide — against the Hmong people in the jungles of Laos.  Coerced into joining the…