Chinese sailors who helped Allies win WWII then were deported from UK the subject of Rosa Fong’s new documentary. ‘It was incredible and tragic,’ director says

Chinese sailors who helped Allies win WWII then were deported from UK the subject of Rosa Fong’s new documentary. ‘It was incredible and tragic,’ director says | South China Morning Post (scmp.com)

Story by Stephen McCarty •

  • Macau-born Rosa Fong’s latest film tells the story of Chinese sailors who served in the UK’s merchant navy in the second world war, and were then deported
  • Fong has never been afraid to confront contentious issues in her work, which includes Deconstructing Zoe, a portrait of a Chinese transgender actor

Liverpool, England: home of Europe’s oldest Chinese community and the biggest Chinatown gate outside the Middle Kingdom. And a city that should arguably be the site of a monument to the Chinese sailors who helped the Allies defeat the Nazis. Either that, or a memorial to British government hypocrisy.

Those sailors belong to a sliver of history that resonates with filmmaker and academic Rosa Fong, senior lecturer in film at John Moores University, Liverpool.

Director, screenwriter and British Film Institute award winner Fong is working on Sigh of the Sea, a feature film that will tell the story of the 20,000 Chinese seamen who worked out of the port during World War II, many of whom died in U-boat attacks.

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