Filmmakers Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath premiered their film, Nerakhoon (The Betrayal), earlier today at the Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. 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. POV correspondent Kris Wilton was there with her camera to document the event.
Nerakhoon will have its national broadcast premiere on POV later this year on PBS. View the entire photo slideshow on POV’s Flickr channel.