Gin standing in front maps in his Nashville apartment. Photo by Brad Butcher.

Gin standing in front maps in his Nashville apartment. Photo by Brad Butcher.

As Myanmar aka Burma is going through a humanitarian crisis Neighbors brings an update to the story of a man who fled the region to come to America with his family. We meet Gin Thawng. The 66-year old man lives in a Nashville apartment with his ailing wife, a baby grandson, his daughter-in-law and son. A graduate of an innovative ESL program-on-wheels, Thawng shows us something about the power that language has and how human connection is bigger than just words.

Photo by Brad Butcher.

Photo by Brad Butcher.

Editing by: Emily Siner and Mack Linebaugh
Production Assistance by: Bailey Robbins and Caleb Shiver
Music by: Podington Bear and Dan Burns
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Photo by Brad Butcher

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AuthorJakob Lewis