Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora

Catzie Vilayphonh

Date Awarded
04/01/12
Amount
$25,000
Grant Period
04/01/12 to 05/31/14
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Philadelphia, PA

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To promote storytelling within the Lao-American community through a writing, performing and filmmaking workshop

Summary: This project aims to create a writing, performance and filmmaking workshop to promote storytelling among Lao-Americans as a healing medium for war refugees whose upbringings did not prioritize art education. Working with artists in various genres from across the country, this community-based work will be presented during the Lao New Year celebration in April and reflect 40 years of the Lao-American diaspora. This project aims to give voice to previously unheard stories in hopes of healing the scars of war and beginning the process of regular intercultural and intergenerational exchanges.

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Catzie Vilayphonh

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