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An Immigrant Nation - The Footprints of the Dragon

Television (Full Length) – 1994

The Footprints of the Dragon examines immigration from China and Taiwan, through interviews with three families: the Kwoks, already into their fifth generation down under; and two families from Taiwan, who are far more recent arrivals. One woman is forced to return frequently to Taiwan, to earn money for the family. The documentary also examines discrimination against early Chinese migrants in the late 1800s, who were required to pay a 100 pound poll tax. The episode is directed by Listener film critic Helene Wong, herself a third-generation Chinese-New Zealander. 

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Wayne Vinten

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Helene Wong

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Vincent Burke

Producer

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Jennifer Bush-Daumec

Line Producer

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David Downes

Composer

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Ian Leslie

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Top Shelf Productions

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