Directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath • 2008 • United States
Codirected by acclaimed cinematographer Ellen Kuras and subject Thavisouk Phrasavath, this haunting documentary chronicles a refugee family’s epic journey from Laos in the aftermath of the secret war waged by the United States there to New York, where they find themselves fighting a different kind of war on the streets of Brooklyn. Filmed over the course of twenty-three years, THE BETRAYAL is a visually and emotionally stunning look at the complex ways in which the political shapes the personal.
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