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2009 Academy Award-nominated Documentary will air Sunday on Channel 12

DENVER – (January 14, 2010) – The 2009 Academy Award-nominated documentary The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) will air Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 p.m. on Colorado Public Television’s Channel 12.1.

The film follows a family’s harrowing journey from war-torn Laos to the streets of New York.  Filmed over a 23-year period, the film focuses on Thavi, who went from being the 12-year-old son of a Royal Lao officer to a beleaguered son and brother trying to keep his fatherless family together on America’s gang-ridden streets.

The film is the directorial debut of Ellen Kuras, an award-winning cinematographer.  With Thavi as co-director and editor, Kuras crafted a film that examines exile, the far-reaching consequences of war and the bonds of family that can be betrayed but never forgotten.

A full schedule of air times for programs on KBDI’s three digital channels can be found at www.KBDI.org.

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