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Borne in War
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1996
Color
9 minutes
US
Borne in War
This semi-autobiography traces the maker's birth on a secret CIA military base in the hills of Laos to his anti-war college years during the Persian Gulf War. Mixing archival footage, family photographs and dramatization, Thoj looks at how his life life has been controlled and his identity shaped by the war into which he was born, and finally links his personal history to Hmong history under French colonialism and during the American wars in Laos.
Screenings
• Athens Int'l Film Festival
• Asian American Int'l Film Fest.
Pricing & Ordering
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Higher Education Institutions DVD Sale $80.00
Higher Education Institutions Life Digital File Sale $160.00
K-12, Public Libraries & Select Groups DVD Sale $40.00
Non-Theatrical/Educational DVD Rental $150.00
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