Plot & Details
In this documentary, filmmaker Thavisouk Phrasavath details the painful story of how he and his family faced hardship and poverty as Laotian refugees during the Vietnam War. Combining interviews and archival footage, Phrasavath explores not only the experience of betrayal that his family endured when they were forced to flee their homeland, but the larger scheme of geopolitics that put the events into play.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2008
- DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
- Distributor(s): Cinema Guild
- Director(s): Ellen Kuras
- Starring: Thavisouk Phrasavath
- Themes: Immigrant Life,Haunted By the Past,Refugees,Betrayal
- Tone: Meditative,Poignant,Sweeping
- Keywords: Laos,betrayal,escape,homeland,poverty,refugee,war
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-21-2008)
- Language: English,Lao