Xong was born in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand but moved to Wisconsin as a child after her family couldn’t safely return to Laos following the Vietnam War. There she grew up as part of a large influx of twice dislocated Hmong refugees who were not always welcomed with open arms in the small city of La Crosse. Despite her experiences with racism, poor integration, and detachment from her own culture, Xong is determined to help the younger generation born in America stay connected www.statesfilms.com/state/wisconsin.

Holmen Kornfest (Video)

Kornfest is the annual community event of Holmen (3rd weekend in August), Wisconsin. Kornfest is run by the Holmen American Legion along with the parade and car show run by the Holmen Lions. https://www.facebook.com/pg/kornfest