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The betrayal : Nerakhoon

Author: Ellen KurasThavisouk PhrasavathFlora Fernandez-MarengoCara MertesW Wilder KnightAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Cinema Guild, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Kuras; Thavisouk Phrasavath; Flora Fernandez-Marengo; Cara Mertes; W Wilder Knight; Gini Reticker; Chiemi Karasawa; Howard Shore; Boualay Vannalith; PandinLao Films.; American Documentary Films.; Cinema Guild.
ISBN: 0781512824 9780781512824
OCLC Number: 281797139
Language Note: Narration in English; interviews in Lao with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 2008.
Extras: Audio commentary by director Ellen Kuras and executive producer Cara Mertes; Q & A interview with director Ellen Kuras & co-director Thavisouk Phrasavath; Conversation with director Ellen Kuras and composer Howard Shore; Archival footage and selected newsreels; Additional montage footage of Laos; Excerpts of Thavisouk's first interview (1986); Thavisouk returns to Laos; Omitted scene: Thavi pays respects by becoming a novice monk for two days; Filmmakers' biographies; Theatrical trailer; Photo gallery.
Credits: Music composed and conducted by Howard Shore ; cinematography by Ellen Kuras ; edited by Thavisouk Phrasavath.
Performer(s): Voice of the grandmother by Boualay Vannalith ; narrator, Thavisouk Phrasavath.
Awards: Winner, Cinereach Award, Human Rights Watch, International Film Festival, 2008; Winner, Spectrum Award, Full Frame, Documentary Film Festival, 2008; Official selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2008; Official selection, Berlin International Film Festival, 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, 1.85:1 aspect ratio (16/9), Dolby digital 5.1.
Contents: When I was a child in Laos --
History and perspective --
I run between what is remembered and what is forgotten --
Eagle prophecy ; The U.S. comes to Laos --
Bombing in the marketplace --
After the Americans left --
On the night of my escape --
Time of traveling --
I heard some talk about America --
Kids in America have changed --
Phone call from Thailand --
A turtle is released into the wild --
A funeral --
To have a hand is to make good things --
Reunion.
Other Titles: Nerakhoun (Motion picture)
Nerakhoon
POV (Television program)
Responsibility: PandinLao Films presents ; a film by Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath ; directed by Ellen Kuras ; co-directed by Thavisouk Phrasavath ; written by Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath ; produced by Ellen Kuras, Flora Fernandez-Marengo ; executive produced for P.O.V./American Documentary by Cara Mertes ; co-produced by W. Wilder Knight II, Gini Reticker, Chiemi Karasawa ; a co-production with American Documentary/P.O.V.
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The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film.

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The Betrayal [Nerakhoon]

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A 5000 year old Lao prophecy tells, “A time will come when the universe will break, piece by piece. …The world we know now will change beyond recognition.” For Thavisouk Phrasavath and his family the prophecy came true after the Americans retreated from their secret war in Laos, abandoned their...
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