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Filmed on location in New York City, this ABC Afterschool Special presentation is the story of Santiago (Ruben Figueroa), a young Puerto Rican boy with a vivid imagination and a boundless supply of perseverance. Santiago is determined to build a sailing ship on the roof of his tenement building -- and to sail that ship in Central Park. Our hero's mission unfolds before our eyes to a lively musical beat, and we're never quite sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. Santiago's Ark was followed two years later by a sequel, Santiago's America. ~ Rovi