When the RMS Titanic sank on a cold night in 1912, barely 700 people escaped with their lives. Among them were six Chinese men. Arriving in New York with the other survivors, the six were met with suspicion and slander. Less than 24 hours later, they were expelled from the country, and vanished. What became of them? In an epic journey that crosses continents, an international team of investigators sets out to discover who these men really were, tracing their origins and tracking down descendants denied access to their history. The Six is an extraordinary story of survival and dignity in the face of racism and anti-immigrant policy that still reverberates today.
Directed by Arthur Jones
Producted by Luo Tong
About the filmmaker: Arthur Jones is a British filmmaker based in Shanghai, China. His work includes The Poseidon Project and A Farewell Song, the latter of which was backed by Channel 4’s BritDoc foundation and won the Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the Syracuse International Film Festival. He has also made commissioned films for the Special Olympics, the World Expo and Shanghai Disneyland. Arthur also regularly directs for NatGeo, BBC and Discovery.
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