30 Jul Upcoming Documentary Tells the Untold Story of Six Chinese Survivors of the Titanic
Directed by Arthur Jones, The Six is a feature-length documentary following the untold story of six Chinese passengers who survived the sinking of the Titanic. The sinking of the RMS Titanic passenger liner which killed more than 1,500 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage in 1912 was known as one of the deadliest maritime tragedies in history.
The documentary spotlights the six survivors which have been forgotten by history and learn their remarkable stories, asking the questions who they are, how they survived and why they vanished from the records. Using political documents and stories from their descendants, Arthur Jones explains how the six men beat all odds to make it out alive, only to be singled out for expulsion from the United States within 24 hours of their arrival because of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
“One of the things we’re trying to do is give them their place in history. To say this is who they are, this is who their descendants are,” said Jones.