In 2004, 21 clam diggers, who were also illegal Chinese immigrants, drowned at high tide off the coast of England. Known as the Morecambe Bay Tragedy, the deaths symbolized the grim exile experience in Britain because language barriers or xenophobia might have contributed to the mass drowning. When artist Isaac Julien learned of the deaths, he commissioned Chinese poet Wang Ping to write “Small Boats.” So moved by her poem, he spent the next... More >>>