MY WAY HOME is a documentary film that chronicles a young Hmong – American woman’s journey to reconnect with her past. Born in the jungles of Laos but raised in the United States, twenty-two year old Hmong filmmaker Dao Chang wants to make films about her culture. The only problem is she doesn’t know much about it. Seeking information about the war that changed her family’s destiny and her mother who died in a refugee camp, Dao turns to her father, who protects her from the past. Desperate for answers, Dao travels to Laos in search of an aunt who stayed behind. What she finds is far from what she imagined.
My Way Home has played on Wisconsin Public Television, the Milwaukee Film Festival, and the Wisconsin Film Festival where it won the Golden Badger Award.
Director: Joe Sacco
Co-Director: Dao Chang
Supervising Producer: Jenny Plevin
Executive Producer: Brad Lichtenstein
Co-Producer: Dao Chang, Jessamy Meyer, Joe Sacco, Meg Strobel
Researcher: Meg Strobel
Camera: Joe Sacco
Editor: Jessamy Meyer