TV Documentary


Program Name:The Lost Voyage of 499 499个华人回家梦
Country/Territory:Zealand、China;新西兰、中国
Duration:60(min)×1(Episode)


  • Introduction
2016年亚洲彩虹奖评奖作品 《499个华人的回家梦》中英文作品简介 The S.S. Ventnor leaves Wellington bound for Hong Kong on October 26th 1902, on a mission to return the bodies of 499 Chinese miners to their place of birth in Guandong, China. According to ancient Chinese tradition, a soul cannot rest in peace far from home. Tragically, the ship sinks ten miles off the coast of the Hokianga, near the top of New Zealand. Most of the crew make it to shore but the steamship’s cargo goes down with the ship, which has never officially been located. The Lost Voyage of 499 follows Duncan Sew Hoy the great grandson of Choie Sew Hoy, one of the first and greatest Chinese pioneers in New Zealand whose remains were aboard the lost ship. Duncan and his son Peter explore Choie’s legacy in Dunedin and discover the history behind the voyage of the S.S. Ventnor before travelling to Hokianga. There, along with other Chinese descendants of the 499, they meet people of the Te Roroa and Te Rarawa tribes, whose ancestors took it upon themselves to becomes guardians of the souls of the 499 and bury remains that washed ashore on their own sacred land. As they seek to complete the circle, Duncan and Peter make the ancestral journey back to China in the hope of finally laying to rest the spirit of Choie Sew Hoy.
1902年10月26日,新西兰塔斯曼海,一艘装载着499具棺木的货轮在驶往中国途中沉没。棺木里的华人生前达成了一份协议:如果他们在新西兰去世,他们的遗体将被送回遥远的家乡—中国广东。货轮起航后12小时就沉没了,装殓499具华人遗体的棺木也随之沉入海底。这些漂泊在异国他乡的华人魂归故里的梦想也随之破灭。   在这499个人当中,有一位名叫Choie Sew Hoy的人。一个多世纪以来,他的家族始终在寻找这艘失事的沉船,希望能找到他的遗骸,送回故乡。遗憾的是,他们始终未能如愿。   今天,Duncan Sew Hoy发起了一项搜寻祖父和其他华人遗骸的活动。他们惊喜地发现,生活在霍基昂加的毛利人圣地内埋葬着他们祖辈的遗骸。原来,当年货轮失事后,许多棺木被冲上了海滩,善良的当地毛利人将这些棺木收集起来,并埋在他们部族的圣地内。Duncan决心完成祖辈们的遗愿,将他们的遗骸送回故乡——中国广东,完成迟到了一个多世纪的魂归之旅。   中国和新西兰都是多民族国家。一场海难将两个民族紧紧联系在一起,为两个国家的友谊烙下不可磨灭的印记。透过Sew Hoy家族的历史,我们可以追述早期新西兰中国移民的经历,探寻他们当年在异国他乡的奋斗历程,展示今天新西兰华人凭借自身的勤劳,在新西兰商界和政界取得的成功。
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Participating Company (Full name):Natural History New Zealand,Ltd 新西兰自然历史有限公司 Country/Territory:Zealand、China;新西兰、中国
Programme Title:The Lost Voyage of 499 499个华人回家梦 Programme Category:
Length of Programme:( 60 )Min( )Sec ×( 1 )Episode First Broadcasting Date:2014-11-17
Broadcaster:中央电视台纪录片频道 Name:
Director:Marcus Turner,Colin Kitchingman 马库斯·特纳/科林·基钦曼 Scriptwriter:Marcus Turner,Colin Kitchingman马库斯·特纳/科林·基钦曼
Cameraman:Max Quinn 麦克斯·奎因
Previous Awards : Producer:Alan Hall 阿兰·霍尔