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41 Ratings

The Betrayal


United States, 2008
Documentary, History, War


The epic story of a family odyssey from war-torn Laos to the mean streets of New York, shot over the course of 23 years. Thavisouk narrates his own story as a child surviving the Vietnam war and then as a young man struggling to overcome the hardships of immigrant life.

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The Betrayal Directed by Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavah

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Documentary

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