Qhia Dab Neeg FILM FESTIVAL - All Events Free & Open to the Public

Qhia Dab Neeg translated in Hmong means "storytelling." Traditionally, oral storytelling was the way in which the Hmong carried forward their history to future generations. As a people without a country, the Hmong in America are quickly seeing their own histories replaced by U.S. stories taken from the television, movie theaters and the Internet. In these mainstream environments it is as if the Hmong do not exist. On the rare occasion their images emerge, they are most often presented as a backdrop, with their cultural traditions and norms presented as a place of contradiction and oddity. The Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival turns this practice around, taking the tools of contemporary American storytelling and placing it into the hands of Hmong artists. It is from this venue that Hmong stories find a contemporary platform in which to be heard.

Thursday, May 15th 6:30PM

MSU Founders Hall

Join us in honoring the Storytellers selected to share their stories.  Filmmakers and Photographers will be present.

Thursday, May 15th 8PM

MSU Auditorium

Sacrifices is the theme of our opening night.  Filmmakers will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

 

Friday, May 16th 4PM & 5PM MSU Founders Hall In 2014 Qhia Dab Neeg will host 5 media panels during the festival that explore the art of Hmong storytelling within digital technologies. CLICK HERE to review the schedule.

Friday, May 16th 4PM & 5PM

MSU Founders Hall In 2014 Qhia Dab Neeg will host 5 media panels during the festival that explore the art of Hmong storytelling within digital technologies. CLICK HERE to review the schedule.

Friday, May 16th 7PM 

MSU Auditorium

This screening of shorts is entitled TRIUMPH.  Filmmakers will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

OPENING

RECEPTION

May 15th, 6:30PM

SCREENING I

SACRIFICES

May 15th, 8PM

May 16th 4PM

DIALOGUES

May 16th, 4PM

 SCREENING II

TRIUMPHS

May 16th 7PM

 

This screening of shorts is entitled LEAVING OUR LEGACYFilmmakers will be available after the screening for a Q&A and Best of the Fest Awards will be announced at a closing ceremony.

Each year the festival honors Hmong photographers in an exhibit presented at Metropolitan University's Auditorium Annex.  

Each year the festival honors Hmong photographers in an exhibit presented at Metropolitan University's Auditorium Annex.  

Students from Saint Paul area schools will receive a special set of screenings curated specifically for youth.  The screening will present videos by youth as well as videos that offer family friendly content. 

Students from Saint Paul area schools will receive a special set of screenings curated specifically for youth.  The screening will present videos by youth as well as videos that offer family friendly content. 

Our call for entries is officially closed for the 2014 festival event. However, please submit your 2015 entry by CLICKING HERE

 SCREENING III

LEAVING OUR LEGACY

May 16th 8PM

PHOTOGRAPHY 

EXHIBIT

May 15th & 16th

Youth Activities

May 16th 10:30AM

2015 Call For Entires

 

Qhia Dab Neeg is a partnership between In Progress and Metropolitan State University.  MSU's Asian Student Association is also one of the festival's key sponsors for 2014.  If you would like to make a contribution to the festival and support Hmong artists continue a strong tradition of storytelling, you can click on the donate link below.

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