Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Department of Anthropology
College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0400

(530) 898-6192
www.csuchico.edu/anth
visualanthropology@csuchico.edu

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ALVA: Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology

ILLUSIONS IN STONE

Illusions in Stone tells the global story of the emerald trade. It is a story of hope, faith, danger and desire. It is a place where you will meet righteous thieves, reckless illegal miners, and religious scholars in an underground business. They are all united by their fascination with the green stones...

STORIES IN THREAD

Stories in Thread focuses on the Hmong Pa Dau. The traditionally hand-made textiles are integral to what it means to be Hmong in America. Despite this, the art form is disappearing. This film illustrates the history and significance of textiles and explores the modern changes that are threatening...

A WALK THROUGH TIME

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is one of the most unique places in all of California. It is also the home of the Koi people who were the first humans to colonize the area and who are still there to this day. Their deep cultural heritage prompted the extraordinary events that led to the park's creation...

Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Department of Anthropology
College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0400

(530) 898-6192
www.csuchico.edu/anth
visualanthropology@csuchico.edu