Director Kang Vang (Team Chow Fa Production -Tou and Mai, Fallen City) will be releasing his latest film, 1985, later this year with the help from everyone.
"1985" is an romantic comedy that follows the adventure of couple Hmong teens in 1985. You will laugh, cry, but most of all, learn about how life was like growing up in 1985........oh, did I forget to mention a mysterious dragon too?
Consider donating to the projects at indiegogo here.
10% of the revenue generated from the first year of ticket sales will be up for grabs to a filmmaker through a competition as seed investment money for a new film starring or about Hmong people!
Director Kang Vang,
"I am a Hmong American Twin Cities-based filmmaker who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, and came to the US in 1981. I have completed 5 feature length films, a handful of shorts, educational videos, commercials and music videos. I have also taught media production in both Saint Paul and Minneapolis for over 10 years.
The year 1985 marked the 10 year anniversary of the fall of Laos to Communism, and thus the mass exodus of the Hmong to neighboring countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, and eventually all over the world, including here to the United States.
This film is a reflection of many childhoods coming from a war torn country into a strange land, struggling to just survive, and somehow finding a way to thrive... all while going through the pangs and the tribulations of growing up.
My hope is that the legacy of this film will showcase who the Hmong are, where we came from, and how we got here."