Hmong documentary features work of students, faculty
Stevens Point Journal

By Nathan Vine

Matthew Brown grew up in the Stevens Point area and returned to the city a few years ago, but he still knew little about the Hmong people with whom he shared the area or about their culture.

Brown figured that if he was unfamiliar with the 1,200 Hmong who live in Portage County, other people probably are, too — and that should change.

Now, with the help of community members and students and staff members from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Brown has produced a documentary film titled “Finding the Middle Way,” which was completed in November. The film — about the Hmong journey to central Wisconsin and their life here — will be screened during a March 8 conference at the Dreyfus University Center, sponsored by the Hmong and Southeast Asian American Club at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.



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