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The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

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”.

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) – Directed by Ellen Kuras & Thavisouk Phrasavath, 2008

Pt.1, Pt.2, Pt.3, Pt.4, Pt.5, Pt.6, Pt.7, Pt.8

Film Review: “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”; Kim Voynar, Cinematical

Feature on Director Ellen Kuras; Jason Guerrasio, IndieWIRE

Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)

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