The Split Horn is the sweeping story of a Hmong shaman and his family living in Appleton, Wisconsin. Documenting the journey of Paja Thao and his family from the mountains of Laos to the heartland of America this poignant film shows a shaman's struggle to maintain his ancient traditions as his children embrace American culture. American has become the testing ground for the enduring strength of Hmong culture. The evocative narrative captures the daily struggle to Paja Thao's family between two worlds.
"THE SPLIT HORN is a remarkable achievement. An intimate exploration of family, place and culture, it tenderly reveals the complexities of assimilation in the United States.." — Chi-Hui Yang, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Directed by: Taggart Seigel
Produced by: Taggart Seigel and Jim McSilver
Running Time: 56 min
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