Operation Popcorn
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Tue, Apr 14, 2015 7:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Thu, Apr 16, 2015 4:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
English Title:Operation Popcorn
Program:Documentaries
Cine Global
Tags:Documentary
History
War
Politics
Mystery
Social Justice
Society & Culture
Immigration
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Forecast Public Art
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2015
Runtime:81
Type:Documentary Feature
Country:USA
Language:English
Hmong
Cast/Crew
Director:David Grabias
Producer:David Grabias
Anne Edgar
Cinematographer:Howard Shack
Shana Hagan
Editor:Christopher Brannan
Matt Coddaire
Victor Livingston
Principal Cast:Locha Thao
Screenwriter:David Grabias
Description

Screening with Forecast Public Art short film Soundtrack of Phillips, April 14.

Director David Grabias attending.

During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited Hmong tribesmen in the hills of Laos to fight the Communists, then brought them as refugees to America. Forty years later in California, someone who might be a CIA operative approaches a Hmong human rights activist about buying weapons to continue the fight.

Operation Popcorn is the stranger-than-fiction story that shows how the aftershocks of war reverberate across continents and generations, and how playing politics in a community defined by its military history is a dangerous game.

SCREENING WITH:

Soundtrack of Phillips
Forecast Public Art
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 7 min
Director(s): Mark Wojahn

Mankwe Ndosi brings her microphone onto the streets of the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis to create a digital soundtrack—blending her own vocal work with contributions from neighborhood residents and field recordings.



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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.