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A motor whaleboat from the USS Dubuque circled the Bolinao 52

Reviews

  • If you're looking for the doc competition's most horrific narrative, seek out Bolinao 52, a nevertheless gracious film that gets to bottom of what happened to a group of Vietnamese 'boat people' who attempted to leave their country in 1988...

    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • One of the most horrifying odysseys... recounted in this documentary by Duc Nguyen.

    Contra Costa Times
  • While the notion of closure has become one of American culture's most banal cliches, Bolinao 52 earns its catharsis, because the subjects have lived with the pain for so long they're ready to let some of it go.

    San Jose Mercury