Khinaphanh Phaengdara of Minnetrista, MN, discusses with VOA his project to produce the first DVD documentary on Laos, to be called “Heart of Laos”. The 25-year-old Lao-American and his group of six people left for Laos this week and expect to be there for two months to film important historic sites and beautiful sceneries of the land where he was born.
His objective is to promote and foster understanding of Laos among younger generations, and basically to make Laos become known as much as possible.
He plans to use half of the profit from the DVD sale to build a multi-media library in Laos.
Khinaphanh is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. He has been working in Hollywood since early 2003.