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When RMS Titanic sank on a cold night in 1912, barely 700 people escaped with their lives. Among them were six Chinese men. Arriving in New York with the other survivors, the six were met not with compassion, but suspicion and slander. Less than 24 hours later, they were expelled from the country, and vanished. What became of them, and why did they disappear so completely?


Join us on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7 PM for a film screening and discussion of The Six: The Untold Story of RMS Titanic’s Chinese Passengers. Together, we will embark on an epic journey that crosses continents, as an international team of investigators sets out to uncover the truth about the six surviving Chinese passengers of the Titanic, and to right a century-old injustice. The Six is an extraordinary story of survival and dignity in the face of racism and anti-immigrant policy that still reverberates today. It was directed by Arthur Jones, produced by Luo Tong for LostPensivos Films, and executive produced by James Cameron.


This film includes subtitles in Chinese.


Steven Schwankert is an explorer and writer based in New York. He is the co-creator and lead researcher of The Six, a book and documentary film project revealing the story of RMS Titanic’s Chinese passengers. In 2006, he discovered the unknown fate of Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon, which became both the book, Poseidon: China’s Secret Salvage of Britain’s Lost Submarine《波塞冬号正传》and the documentary film The Poseidon Project. In 2007, he and his team discovered two century-old wooden shipwrecks in Mongolia’s Lake Khovsgol.


Grant Din is a genealogist, historic researcher, and nonprofit consultant based in Oakland who was a member of the international research team for The Six. He has worked with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and many other local nonprofits and has spoken about Angel Island immigrants and Asian Americans to many local and national organizations. Grant is co-curator of an exhibit at the former immigration station in Angel Island State Park about the wartime detention of Japanese immigrants on Angel Island, Taken From Their Families.

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