One boat with 110 passengers escaped from Vietnam after 37 days of drifting, only 52 survived…
The story of the Bolinao 52 is like a horror stories of the darkness troubled experience of 110 passengers escaped from Vietnam. After five years living under the new communist government, they have no choice but to leave. They lost their home, their way of living and their identity. After many failed attempts, and even a period of detention, they braved the seas to find a new home. By using a small wooden boat, 110 people across the South China Sea. Putting their lives at risk until their boat was eventually rescued by USS long Beach of the Navy on April 29 1980.
The movie is a true to life story. While they doing the movie, Tung Trinh, the Bolinao 52 survivor and her son Lam Phan return to Bolinao, to find their rescuers and express their gratitude for saving their life. One of the rescuers was Mr. Carlos Cagusaan( a residence of Bolinao). While fishing along the coast of the Philippines, Carlos “Caloy” Cagusaan and his friend found the Bolinao 52. They took turns rescuing the survivors and brought them to the town of bolinao. This movie won of 2 Regional Emmy Awards (Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Music Composition.
Source : http://www.bolinao52.com/
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