September 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Join us for the first film in the 2011-2012 Rights! Camera! Action! Human Rights Film Screening Series. Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) is the epic story of a Lao soldier family’s journey from war-torn Laos to New York City. Co-directed by Thavisouk Phrasavath, who describes his own life as a young man struggling to survive both a war and the hardships of immigrant life, and renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras in her directorial debut, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) shows the hidden, human face of war’s collateral damage.
Free and open to the public, with free drinks and popcorn
Parking at Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan St.
Cosponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Duke’s 2012 Winter Forum.
About Rights! Camera! Action!: Featuring award-winning documentaries about human rights themes from Durham’s annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the series explores issues ranging from the immigration and refugee rights to the justice system and the environment. All films featured in the series are archived at the Duke Library and are part of a rich and expanding collection of human rights materials. Co-sponsors include Duke Library’s Archives for Human Rights, the Duke Human Rights Center, the Archive of Documentary Arts, the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).