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Season 22, Episode 5 The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

First Aired: July 21, 2009

Shot over 23 years, the Oscar-nominated "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)" tells the story of a Laotian family forced to flee their homeland after the father helped the CIA during the secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War. The transition to life in the U.S. is far from easy, as they're settled in a Brooklyn apartment next door to a crack house, the family's younger children assimilate into American culture and Southeast Asian gangs form in the neighborhood.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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