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.

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

AuthorJakob Lewis