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Doua Moua to Star in Hmong Family Drama ‘The Harvest’ Based

Doua Moua (“Mulan,” “Gran Torino”) is about to steer the impartial movie “The Harvest.” The movie — a household drama — might be directed by director Caylee So (“In the Life of Music”), who like Moua is of Southeast Asian descent.

“The Harvest” tells the story of an estranged son who returns house to assist his ailing and conventional Hmong father, solely to set off a sequence of occasions that impacts the lives of his whole household. Moua wrote the CAPE List and Nicholl Semi-Finalist screenplay in 2009 and tells TheWrap he’s excited to lastly deliver a Hmong story to the massive display screen.

“As an actor, I was told my type of Asian does not fit into the narrative of America. Which lead me to writing narratives that I want to tell. I want to redefine what diversity really means and that is inclusion, in front and behind the camera. ‘The Harvest’ may have taken 10 years in the making but what story is worth telling if it doesn’t have a journey of its own to tell, just like Suni Lee’s journey to the Olympic Gold. She has help open the doors to tell the world that a Hmong story is worth telling because we too are American,” Moua stated.

Added So: “Growing up as a Southeast Asian American, there were no stories or no family on film that reflected that of my own. It was rare. It is still rare. But as the film industry has changed and grown, so has the voices of our brothers and sisters, stories that were often left in the dark are now finding its way to our screens. We are now seeing how important it is to be visible, to have a platform, to speak about and for a world that has always existed with us in it. I’m honored to be collaborating with the team of “The Harvest,” to deliver to life the compelling screenplay written by Doua Moua, and to have a good time the complexities of household, love, and all of the intricate issues in between.”

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Moua and John Houselog will produce the movie below their Chiyou Entertainment banner. Chiyou Entertainment is a brand new impartial manufacturing firm that seeks, develops, and produces numerous tales with the intention of difficult, reflecting, and celebrating underrepresented communities.

Moua’s “Mulan” costar Yoson An and Money Vang might be govt producing the movie. “The Harvest” is being financed with Dogecoin, organically exchanged into U.S. {dollars}.

Mai Moua, Tsabmim Xyooj and Kue Lee are additionally connected to the movie, which can go into manufacturing later this yr.

Hmong Americans made headlines in late July when gymnast Sunisa Lee received the person all-around title on the Tokyo Olympics. With her win, Lee grew to become the primary Asian American all-around champion ever.

Moua is repped by Dave Brenner on the Creative Talent Company.

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