Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)

The wounds inflicted by the U.S. military’s covert Vietnam-era operations in Laos still run deep, as evidenced by “The Betrayal” (“Nerakhoon”), which details one Lao family’s harrowing efforts to start a new life in America. More than two decades in the making, this heartfelt debut docu feature by veteran cinematographer Ellen Kuras brings an affecting personal dimension to a sprawling sociopolitical narrative, intimately detailing how the agendas designed to advance the interests of nations can destroy individual lives. Results signal a long, well-traveled life on the fest circuit and on television, with limited theatrical play also a possibility.

From Variety (read more)