THE HARVESTDirected by Caylee So
Cast: Chrisna Chhor, Dawn Ying Yuen, Doua Moua, Lucas Velazquez, Perry Yung
- Narrative Programs
- Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Women
- English, Hmong
- 110 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
Director Caylee So returns to the festigval with THE HARVEST; a Hmong-American story starring and written by Doua Moua. As some cultural traditions are becoming a burden of the past, an estranged son returns home to his ailing and traditional Hmong father, only to set off a chain of events that will affect his entire family.
The film follows So’s previous feature IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC; and continues So’s passion for telling stories that resonate with the Southeast Asian American communities. Leading with Moua’s story, we watch an estranged son return home to his ailing and very traditional Hmong father -only to set off a chain of events that will affect his entire family. Patient visual storytelling and powerful performances make this family feel like home.
Director So, recipient of the Linda Mabalot’s New Directors/New Visions Award, and film team will be in attendance.
Writer: Doua Moua
Producer: John Houselong, Doua Moua
Executive Producer: Yoson An, Money Vang
Director of Photography: Brian Nguyen
Editor: Frank Martinez
Production Designer: Christy Gray
Composer: Roman Molino Dunn
Sound Designer: Jamey Scott
Music: Roman Molino Dunn