Threads of Life: Hemp and Gender in a Hmong Village

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A hand-woven textile is generally intimately connected to a specific locale, and often to a specific climate and terrain. In terms of time, however, it can link the present with the past through acquired traditions. On one level, Threads of Life: Hemp and Gender in a Hmong Village (1994, 28 minutes), filmed in a village in the mountains of northern Thailand (Chang Khian), chornicles the steps involved in the transformation of the bark of hemp plants into cloth. On another level, it is also an examination of the complex relationships between men and women in the Hmong culture, and a look at the effect of modern industrialization on traditional practices.

Keywords: Hmong culture; Thailand; gender; modern industrialization; relationships; tradition

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ac.7.1.54_4

Affiliations: University of Tennessee

Publication date: March 1, 1995

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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