The betrayal

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Title

The betrayal

Subject

Laotian Americans, Political refugees.

Description

Filmed over 23 years, The Betrayal is the directorial debut of renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras in a remarkable collaboration with the film's subject and co-director Thavisouk Phrasavath. During the Vietnam War, the United States government waged its own secret war in the neighbouring country of Laos. When the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Laotians who fought alongside American forces were left behind to face imprisonment or execution. One family, the Phrasavaths, made the courageous decision to escape to America. Hoping to find safety, they discovered a different kind of war.

Creator

Kuras, Ellen

Source

Kinosmith Inc.

Publisher

Hot Docs collection

Date

2008

Format

DVD

Language

Narration in English; interviews in Lao with English subtitles.

Type

Documentary (D)

Identifier

B487 2008 DVD

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Duration

92 min.

Producer

Kuras, Ellen

Director

Kuras, Ellen

Collection

Citation

Kuras, Ellen, “The betrayal,” NSCAD Visual Resources Collection, accessed September 25, 2017, http://nscadvrc.omeka.net/items/show/11859.

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