Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut could affect some Khmer Rouge survivors living in the United States, according to Bunrath Math, a clinical social worker in Philadelphia. More than 200,000 Cambodians resettled in the US in the 1970s and 1980s. Many of them were survivors of the Khmer Rouge. And many lost family members under the regime. Some of have spent years trying to get over the trauma. Some never have. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey reports.
A new film directed by a graduate student of the Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts highlights the problem of gambling in the Cambodian community in Southern California. Written and directed by Caylee So, “Paulina” portrays the life of a 17-year-old Cambodian-American girl who grows up in a community of gamblers in southern California. Caylee So described the film in a studio interview with Poch Reasey.
Bochan Huy is a Cambodian-American singer from Oakland, California. Born in Cambodia right after the Khmer Rouge regime, Bochan emigrated to the US with her parents in 1981. Speaking to VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently, Bochan recounted her childhood and the influence her late father, who was also a musician, had on her as she was growing up. With her producer Arlen Ginsberg, Bochan performs her version of ‘Chnam Oun 16’ and shared with the audience what music means to her and her experience as a Cambodian-American.