Socheata Poeuv

Socheata Poeuv

Socheata Poeuv is the CEO of Khmer Legacies, an organization whose mission is to create a video archive about the Cambodian genocide. Khmer Legacies has a goal of videotaping thousands of testimonies of Cambodian survivors by having the younger generation interview the older generation. She was selected as a 2007 Echoing Green fellow and is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale University Genocide Studies Program. She is the winner of the 2008 Jewish World Watch iWitness Award. Socheata Poeuv made her filmmaking debut with the award-winning film, NEW YEAR BABY which was broadcast nationally on Independent Lens on PBS in 2008.  She co-founded Broken English Productions in New York City. She was on staff at NBC News Dateline, ABC News World News Tonight and NBC News TODAY. Socheata graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English literature from Smith College in 2002 and studied one year at Hertford College, Oxford.