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HAAPIFest2017: OPERATION POPCORN Film Screening

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Tx America Cinemas

201 Sharpstown Center

Houston, TX 77036

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3:25PM
OPERATION POPCORN | 2015
By David Grabias
81 min
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1FEApeWYIo

Synopsis: During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited Hmong tribesmen in Laos to fight against the Communists. Afterwards, tens of thousands of Hmong were forced to flee to the U.S. as refugees. Nearly 40 years later, video is smuggled out of Laos showing that the Communist government continues to persecute those Hmong still living there. California-based activist Locha Thao discovers that few politicians care about stragglers from a decades-old conflict, but then, out of the blue, an arms dealer named Steve contacts Locha, offering weapons for the Hmong in Laos to defend themselves. Believing that Steve might be connected to the CIA, Locha becomes embroiled in a dangerous web of intrigue that could land him and the beloved leaders of his community in prison for the rest of their lives. Through surveillance recordings of Locha’s meetings with Steve, we follow the operation to its dramatic conclusion. An epic story, OPERATION POPCORN shows how the aftershocks of war reverberate across continents and generations.

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