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World; No More Mountains: The Story of the Hmong


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No More Mountains: The Story of the Hmong
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Film profile of a Hmong family living in Santa Ana, California. The Hmong people, living high in the mountains of Laos, numbered only a few hundred thousand and kept to themselves, holding on to their language and customs while the great currents of war and politics in Southeast Asia ebbed and flowed around them...until the Vietnam war blew them out of their mountains, scattered them over the face of the earth, and left them homeless.



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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; No More Mountains: The Story of the Hmong,” 04/22/1981, GBH Archives, accessed May 24, 2024,
MLA: “World; No More Mountains: The Story of the Hmong.” 04/22/1981. GBH Archives. Web. May 24, 2024. <>.
APA: World; No More Mountains: The Story of the Hmong. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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