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My Way Home
Twenty-Three year old filmmaker Dao Chang is looking for answers. As a young Hmong-American Woman she yearns for information about her family’s past, her cultural identity, and the war that changed her destiny. But she can’t seem to find the answers she needs, at least not here, some eight-thousand miles from the place she was born.
After insurmountable road-blocks in communication prevent her from getting answers from her father, she turns to other members of her family and community, but she still needs more; she needs evidence of a life she can’t remember.
She must return to Laos- the country her family was forced to flee some twenty years ago so she can see it for herself. There she meets a long-lost aunt and discovers what her life might have been like if her family hadn’t escaped.
My Way Home was produced by docUWM, a documentary media center at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. The film was conceived, edited, and shot by four university students, including Chang, with guidance and support from executive producer Brad Lichtenstein (Almost Home), consulting producer Aaron Woolf (King Corn), supervising producer Jenny Plevin, and the Peck School of the Arts Film Department.
Category: Short | Double Feature
Runtime: 32 min.
Director: Charlotte Buck
Producer: Charlotte Buck
Website: Charlotte Buck
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