Sokeo’s search for his voice took him on a journey all the way back to Cambodia, a country his parents fled over thirty years ago. He met his grandparents for the first time. He learned of his parents’ struggles in the face of war. He began to fill in the void in his history. The result was his one-man show, From Refugee Camp to Project, a multimedia piece that gave expression to his process and his story, reaching a wide audience.
Now, based on his experience, Sokeo has created Cambodian Lullaby. A cultural/performance arts program designed to help young people find their voices, Cambodian Lullaby is grounded in the belief that exploring personal stories and digging deep into the past is vital to understanding identity.
Theo, Johanna, and Keily will be the first to participate in Cambodian Lullaby. Their stories range from refugee experiences, impoverished neighborhoods, living in orphanages, and adoption.
“In order to know who you are, you have to know your history; your personal history.” – Sokeo Ros