This documentary is a piece focused on the integration of asian refugees into a midwestern town and the strife that they encountered. The film is focused around a buddist temple in the midwestern conserative town that has been a target for domestic teorrism such as multiple pipe bomb attacks. The documentary is mainly told from the perspective of the people of the town being interviewed “in the wild ” on opinions on the Laos people living there. The focus is on the large amount of racism that exists for the older residents of the town. There is even a portion where they interview younger folks and they seem not to care. While on the other hand the people at a bar are vehemently against the refugees.
The film also focuses on the religion of the people who are mostly Buddhist and who have a different view of religion than the Christians of the community they live in. They have a more pluralist perspective of religion and culture than any others, the example of this is seen in how they talk about they are both a Christian and a Buddhist at the same time. While others are evangelizing people to become full-blown Christians. This film was interesting in the after-effects of refugees from the Vietnam war and surrounding conflicts to see what it was really like for these refugees.