The betrayal [videorecording] = Nerakhoon /
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.
imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : Cinema Guild, c2008.
description
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0781512824, 9780781512824
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : Cinema Guild, c2008.
isbn
0781512824
9780781512824
standard identifier
881164000156
publisher #
CG 000106
contents note
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.
credits note
Music composed and conducted by Howard Shore ; cinematography by Ellen Kuras ; edited by Thavisouk Phrasavath.
general note
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.
Originally produced in 2008.
performer
Voice of the grandmother by Boualay Vannalith ; narrator, Thavisouk Phrasavath.
abstract
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.
language note
Narration in English; interviews in Lao with English subtitles.
catalogue key
8828151
technical details
DVD, NTSC, 1.85:1 aspect ratio (16/9), Dolby digital 5.1.

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