American Woods: Mark Tang, Ed Bok Lee, Fres Thao, And Kachiya Vang

Monday, September 19, 2011

This is a few weeks old, but thought I would post it on up. Here's the YouTube info:

AMERICAN WOODS: a poetry video, written and read by Ed Bok Lee; video by Mark Tang; music by Fres Thao; vocals by Kachyia Vang.

In 2004, eight white hunters in Wisconsin were shot by another hunter, Chai Vang, who is now serving six life sentences for murder. American Woods contextualizes this seemingly aberrant incident into an eye-opening allegory of America's broader troubled, on-going history—all rooted in the unanswered question: Who fired first?