|The Betrayal - Nerakhoon|
|Director||Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath|
|81st Academy Awards|
The Betrayal — Nerakhoon is a 2008 documentary film directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath. It won the Spectrum Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (2008). In 2009, The Betrayal was nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards.
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film.