• The Betrayal (2008)

The Betrayal

Release Date: November 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 1st, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A Laotian family leaves its war-torn country behind and moves to New York.

Director: Ellen Kuras

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    A powerful account of how the American dream became a nightmare for one Laotian family. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan CurielSan Francisco Chronicle

    A riveting works of humanism. show more

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Self-consciously poetic and shot within a luscious inch of its life, the film's also an engrossing heartbreaker: a family saga that spans continents, political administrations, and decades of travail to arrive at a harder, wiser place. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)