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Asian Pacific and South Asian American Studies

Fly to Freedom: The Art of the Golden Venture Refugees.

In June 1993 the Golden Venture ship wrecked off the coast of New York City. Among the nearly 300 passengers were many who had left their homes in China to make passage to the United States. Fifty-two of the refugees were sent to York County Prison in Pennsylvania and were held there for nearly four years. During their imprisonment, the refugees made more than 10,000 paper sculptures. Directed by Barry Dornfeld. c2000. 13 min.