Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora
Via Catzie Vilayphonh
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.