Journey of a Paper Son (2011)

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In "Journey of a Paper Son," an elderly Chinese man, who's dying from cancer, shocks his family when he reveals that he's a "paper son" (one who immigrated to the U.S., using fake documents... See full summary »

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Ming Lai

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Ming Lai (story), Ming Lai | 1 more credit »
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Edward Chen ... Han (as Teddy Chen Culver)
Angelina Cheng Angelina Cheng ... Gong
Mario Cortez ... Dr. Ortiz
Jack Ong ... Jin
Patty Toy ... Fei

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In "Journey of a Paper Son," an elderly Chinese man, who's dying from cancer, shocks his family when he reveals that he's a "paper son" (one who immigrated to the U.S., using fake documents and claiming he was the son of an American citizen) and asks them for a final wish to change back his name. His request threatens to tear apart his family, testing the limits of their love. We discover that he's just one of countless "paper sons" who were born from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first federal law to restrict immigration to the U.S. based on race or nationality. Written by Anonymous

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English

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29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Humanist Films See more »
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