Saron Khut was only ten years old when he and his family fled the Khmer Rouge-led genocide in Cambodia. His mother’s strength and a key decision one scary night to take a risk for freedom has guided his sense of purpose ever since.
Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. This episode was written by Degen Larkin and Fran Silverman. Our audio editing was done by Degen Larkin assisted by Gregg Palmer and Richard March. Original music by Corey Larkin. The original interview was conducted in Fall of 2020 by Garrett Russell. Our executive producer is Sankar Raman.
For more about Saron’s experience, head to our website where you can watch the documentary, “To Bear Witness: Building Community” produced by The Immigrant Story in collaboration with NW Documentary.
This episode is made possible by a generous contribution by Oregon Cultural Trust.
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