19 November 2008

The Betrayal

Directed by: Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phravasath
Full credits from IMDb

Grade: 4/5

Before she became a sought-after cinematographer, Ellen Kuras — a frequent concert film camerawoman and Michel Gondry collaborator — began shooting a documentary about a Laotian refugee, Thavisouk Phrasavath. After nearly 30 years of working on the project in between Hollywood for-hire gigs, it’s finally finished. A non-polemical rebuttal to the Palinheads tired of apologizing for America, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) shows there’s still plenty to be sorry about.

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