What is Hmong spirituality and how does it look in this generation in America?
Spirited is a personal documentary that follows the arc of the director’s search to answer: What is Hmong spirituality and how does it look in this generation in America? What strengths has it brought to community and what harm has it caused? How do we differentiate between spirituality and culture? Lastly, will she agree to follow this path to become a shaman after all she’s have learned? Joua’s story is the connecting thread with others’ stories, context about this changing practice and current events interwoven throughout the film.