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Directed by Duc Nguyen
Running Time: 60 minutes
BOLINAO 52 powerfully narrates the saga of the Vietnamese boat people's flight out of Vietnam following American withdrawal from their country in 1975. Using his own memory as one of the boat people, director Duc Nguyen draws parallels from his triumphant escape in 1980 with the tragic Bolinao 52 incident—one which made international headlines in 1988 when 52 individuals were brought to Bolinao, Philippines, after their 110-person boat remained adrift at sea for 37 days, forcing those still alive to commit cannibalism onboard.