Last train home / Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Groups of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program present ; an EyeSteelFilm production ; a film by Lixin Fan ; directed by Lixin Fan ; produced by Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross ; in association with ITVS International

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Subjects: Chinese--Family relationships
Parent and child--China
Children of working parents--China
Work and family--China
Clothing workers--China
Railroads--China--Passenger traffic
Migrant labor--China
Documentary films
China--Social conditions--2000-
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, Mandarin, Mandar
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [United States?] : Zeitgeist Video, 2011
LC Classification: H, HD
Additional Authors: Director : Fan, Lixin
Aung-Thwin, Mila
Cross, Daniel
Eyesteelfilm (Firm)
Independent Television Service
Zeitgeist Films
Notes: UPC: 795975113335
Videorecording number: Z1133
In Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles
Cast: Changhua Zhan, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang, Tingsui Tang
Credits: Director of photography, Lixin Fan ; editing, Lixin Fan, Mary Stephen ; music, Olivier Alary
Originally produced in 2009
Summary: Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the world's largest human migration--an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Director Lixin Fan draws us into the fractured lives of a single migrant family caught up in this desperate annual migration. Sixteen years ago, the Zhangs abandoned their young children to find work in the city, consoled by the hope that their wages would lift their children into a better life. But in a bitter irony, the Zhangs' hopes for the future are undone by their very absence. Qin, the daughter they left behind, has grown into adolescence crippled by a sense of abandonment. In an act of teenage rebellion, she drops out of school. She too will become a garment factory worker. The decision is a heartbreaking blow for the parents. Last Train Home follows the Zhangs' attempts to change their daughter's course and repair their ruptured family
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival ; Riverrun Film Festival ; IDFA ; San Francisco International Film Festival
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
OCLC Number: 709893737
ISBN/ISSN: 7959751133
Z1133

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