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Poh is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. In the unknown regions of Laos, the country faces the catastrophes of war filled with bloody murder, horrific events, and national unrest. Displacement and unease of Lao civilians causes a young boy named Phomma to seek refuge in the United States, the “land of the free.”

Film Festival Acceptances: Audpop challenge, Rivercity Underground Film Festival, Dirigo 7th International Student Film Festival 2021, SBVC International Student Film Fest, Interrobang Film Festival, Great Plains Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, SonderBlu Film Festival


Questions for discussion following the viewing:

  1. How were immigration issues addressed in the film?
  1. Have you or someone you know experienced immigration before? Were there certain points of the film that you connected with on a personal level? 
  1. Do you think the United States should step in to help with the remaining UXOs in Laos? What are some methods/ways the United States could help them? 
  1. What were some themes in the film?
  1. With so many discussions surrounding immigration, what questions do you have? Have your views changed? Evolved? Remained the same?

Feeling Inspired? Please consider selecting at least one of the following to bring a positive change in our society.

Calls to Action for Poh

* To learn about Laos and the current climate regarding UXOs, please visit this website for more information. 

* If you speak a second language, a way you could help your community is through interpreting/translating! By doing this, we’re providing proper understanding and additional resources to non-English speakers. 

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