After its nomination for Best Feature Film at the Indie Fest USA International Film Festival in October 2015, and its well-received March 2016 premiere at the Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France, Hmong Memory at the Crossroads, led by Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton as Senior Project PI, was featured in the Official Selections of the Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF), Los Angeles, CA, in March 2017, where it won the Best Documentary Feature Award (photos attached from the event), and at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes (MFFC), France, in November 2016, where it won the Best Score Award for the original beautiful score composed by MSU Music Faculty Dr. Marjan Helms. The film was also selected to be screened at the Université des Antilles, in Fort-de-France, Martinique, as part of the annual convention of the Conseil International D’études Francophones, in June 2017.
The sequel documentary, Growing up Hmong at the Crossroads. will premiere at Indiana University, where it will be featured as part of the program of the annual meeting of 20th/21st Centuries French and Francophone Studies Colloquium. The film is scheduled to premiere in France (Paris) on May 31, in collaboration with French partners at the Collège d'études mondiales (Institute for Global Studies), whose home is the national research foundation "Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme".