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The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman In America (#306)

This film by Taggart Siegel follows the 17-year journey of Paja Thao, a Hmong ("mung") shaman, and his family transplanted from the mountains of Laos during the Vietnam War to America's heartland. As his children turn to cartoons, computer games and Christianity, Paja struggles to keep his family connected to their 5,000-year-old shamanic traditions. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.

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