Interview for

Da Poe

8/15/2019

Interviewed By:

Irene Hsu

Date Interviewed:

Audio Recording of Interview
00:00 / 17:11
Summary

Da Poe shares her journey of resettling in the United States after arson on her farm in Burma and war in Thailand. She expresses deep gratitude for the God-given blessings of life and the freedom she feels in America through access to education and driving rights.

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Outline

Narrator: Da Poe

Date: 08/15/2019

Location: MUCC


Summary: Da Poe shares her journey of resettling in the United States after arson on her farm in Burma and war in Thailand. She expresses deep gratitude for the God-given blessings of life and the freedom she feels in America through access to education and driving rights.

Topics: Violence, war, post-war/conflict journey, gratitude, family, education, faith


Outline

Section 1: (0:00-5:09)

  • Violence, war, conflict journey - Talks about gaining refugee status to come to America from Thailand, which she had migrated to from Burma after Burmese burned her farm. Farming was her means of livelihood in Burma, but the rules and laws were confined for her to live within, so she moved to Thailand where she experienced a lot of war.

Section 2: (5:10-11:27)

  • Gratitude, faith, family - Thanks God for having been able to migrate to America and shares how she liked everything about coming to the States with holidays to be celebrated and a chance for her family to work. Notes that the transition ten years ago was not very difficult since her family had fun during the adjustment while experiencing a new way of life.

  • Post-war journey- Discusses her experience going back to Burma twice, where she still has five siblings, but not enjoying her time since it was very different from America in terms of infrastructure.

Section 3: (11:28-17:11)

  • Education - Speaks about gaining the opportunity to go to school in the States, which she didn’t have in Burma.

  • Family - Da shares how she enjoys raising her children, who were born in Thailand, in America because she likes the conditions and laws in place.

  • Gratitude - Da continues to thank America and God for allowing her to go to the States to have a new life where she feels welcomed and free.