Open Season, a documentary film by Mark Tang and Lu Lippold, which captures the atmosphere surrounding the Chai Soua Vang hunting trial, will have a screening Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Eco Lab of Metropolitan State University library, 645 E. Seventh Street, St. Paul, Minn. The event is free and open to the public.
“A Hmong immigrant is convicted of killing six white hunters in a violent confrontation during deer hunting season in northwestern Wisconsin. Was it a racial incident? Was it the random act of a madman? Part courtroom drama, part intimate portrait, this hour-long documentary looks at the root causes and the reverberating impacts of this tragedy, bringing into high relief the simmering tensions that lurk in America’s heartland.”
The event is co-sponsored by Community Action Against Racism. It is facilitated by the Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC). The film is part of FREC’s “Refocus the Frame: Turning a Lens on Race and Racism” film series.
View the film trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceQ_j5TgKOY.
For information contact Sandy’Ci Moua, CAAR Core Organizer, at 651-442-4321 or email [email protected]