Coverart for item
The Resource The split horn : life of a Hmong shaman in America, (electronic resource)

The split horn : life of a Hmong shaman in America, (electronic resource)

Label
The split horn : life of a Hmong shaman in America
Title
The split horn
Title remainder
life of a Hmong shaman in America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Split Horn chronicles the seventeen-year journey of a Hmong shaman and his family transplanted from the mountains of Laos to Appleton, Wisconsin. As a shaman, Paja Thao ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of friends and family with elaborate rituals that bridge the natural and spirit worlds. His young daughter’s narration gives us insight into the transition from an Asian village to Middle America. To his dismay, Paja’s children are losing touch with their family’s ancient traditions as they turn to TV, computer games and Christianity. Only his youngest daughter, age fourteen, who studies Hmong traditional dance, seems interested in her culture. Paja’s sixteen-year-old son, Xue, works at the local pizza parlor and spends most of this time with his American girlfriend. Paja’s concern about family unity deepen when Xue reveals his girlfriend is pregnant. Paja’s older children have started families of their own, turning to Christianity and severing ties to their ancient Hmong traditions.Seeing his family splinter causes Paja great sadness. He conducts a ceremony and while in trance, discover that his own soul has strayed from his body. He spirals into depression and is unable to heal himself or to perform rituals for others for a year. Ultimately, the crisis sets off a family and community response that helps restore the shaman’s strength and reunites his family
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McSilver, Jim
  • Siegel, Taggart
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Hmong Americans
  • Shamans
Target audience
general
Label
The split horn : life of a Hmong shaman in America, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641531
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Control code
ASP1641531/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209612
  • (OCoLC)776240973
Video recording format
other
Label
The split horn : life of a Hmong shaman in America, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641531
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Control code
ASP1641531/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209612
  • (OCoLC)776240973
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974000 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...