- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Right Here In My Pocket, 2008.
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Originally produced by Right Here In My Pocket in 2008.
Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, millions of refugees took the perilous journey across the South China Sea to find freedom. Many died of drowning or starvation and thirst. Others were lost at sea for days while some were pillaged, robbed and raped by pirates. However, more than 30 years after, no major film or television program tells their stories. Bolinao 52 is a long-silenced voice, an unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the story of the Vietnamese Boat People...When Tung Trinh, a survivor of the Bolinao 52, stepped foot onto a crowded boat one night in May 1988, she did not know it was a trip that would forever change her life. After leaving Vietnam, the Bolinao 52 engine died. They were ignored by passing ships. 19 days later, a US Navy ship stopped but the captain refused to pick up the dying refugees. Facing death, they resorted to cannibalism. After 37 days at sea, 52 of 110 survived. Two decades later, this Bolinao 52 survivor returned to her past to close off the unresolved chapters...Winner of Audience Choice Award 2007 Vietnamese International Film Festival.Winner of 2 Regional Emmy Awards - Northern California 2009 for Outstanding Acheivement in Documentary and Outstanding Music Composition
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