Documentaries. Welcome To America

Welcome to America: The Art of Being Khmer in Philadelphia. Leendavy Koung (Vy), chief writer and narrator of this video, is a member of Philadelphia's Cambodian refugee community and is especially eloquent about the place of folk arts in her own life. Her stories and reflections about surviving the Khmer Rouge regime, coming to America, and dancing and playing music within the Cambodian community provide an eloquent commentary on how people actively define their identity in a "third" land. Photographs from local Cambodian families provide vivid images of peoples' everyday lives here and in Cambodia. 9 minutes. 1990 $12

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