Guy got on his moped and drove into the bustling city. People talking a foreign language. He only spoke a word or two. Things like “yes”, “no”, “thanks”. It was closing time for most shopkeepers. But Guy was headed to the bar. Always the same place. People knew where to find him there.
His European appearance built a sense of trust in people. He was like their long-promised destiny in the flesh. Last week a man approached him and said he wanted to go to Canada. Turned out he had a sick son. But other times it was just hopeless teenagers. Not older than his own son from Quebec who doesn’t want to talk to him anymore and lives with this ex-partner.
Guy was a broker. He didn’t know the ins and outs or the people involved in getting them across. But he knew a guy that knew a guy with a boat that would help them make the crossing of the bay and another guy that was a dock worker that would smuggle them into the ship.
Why he did what he did? Cause there’s people who are willing to pay big money to get across. The price was high, but so were the risks. And Guy had to cover his own expenses too. People smuggling is big business and it’s high in demand still, and more than ever.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.