Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) is an astonishing tale of perseverance. The life of Laotian immigrant Thavisouk Phrasavath serves as a metaphor for the far-reaching repercussions that are still felt from America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. When his family suffered persecution, following the U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia, as a result of his father’s work for the CIA, Phrasavath’s mother fled with eight of her ten children to a life of poverty in Brooklyn. This eloquent yet devastating documentary reveals the hidden, human face of war’s “collateral damage”.
Film Review: “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”; Kim Voynar, Cinematical