Hunted Like Animals
REBECCA SOMMER

Film Synopsis

Hunted Like Animals is an eye-opening documentary about an ongoing, but unknown, genocide — against the Hmong people in the jungles of Laos. Coerced into joining the CIA’s anti-communist efforts during the Viet Nam war, this ethnic minority became a Secret Army. When the U.S. pulled out of Southeast Asia in 1975 and the Lao kingdom was overthrown by the communists, the Hmong became targets of retaliation and persecution. Hundreds of thousands fled the country; others ran to remote mountainous regions of Laos. Over thirty years and two generations later, the Hmong in hiding are still mercilessly hunted, attacked, raped, tortured and killed by the military. Since 2004, the crackdown has intensified and those who can escape seek refuge in Thailand. The traumatized refugees have not been promised protection or help. Instead, they are threatened with deportation back to Laos, the very place from which they barely escaped. In this documentary, the refugees speak for thousands of voiceless people still trapped in the jungle, surrounded by Lao and Vietnamese soldiers — and hunted like animals.

 


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In our capacity as advisors to this film, we find it unique, largely due to the fact that it has been actively supported by such a broad circle of Hmong people, and we recommend it very highly. We believe it will serve as a bridge to connect our people to the international world community, and hopefully to salvation... Vaughn Vang, Executive Director, Hmong Lao Human Rights Council

Hunted Like Animals is a must-see not only for politicians, diplomats and human rights activists, but for anyone whose heart is in the right place... I wholeheartedly recommend this documentary both for its strong message and for its skillful cinematography... Alexander Nowak, German Consul, New York

Please review this important video. Many innocent lives need your intervention and help... Cy Thao, US State representative of Minnesota


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