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Last Train Home, UC Riverside

Director: Lixin Fan

August 26, 2011 – August 27, 2011, 7:00 PM
Culver Screening Room, UC Riverside

Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts | Film

The Chinese New Year holiday brings about an annual 130 million person migration of workers from the cities back to their home villages, which is often the only chance most factory workers have to reunite with their families. Shot over several years, Lixin Fan’s documentary Last Train Home, chronicles this migration through the story of a particular family’s cycle of reunion and separation.

“This small masterpiece of documentary filmmaking offers a human-scale look at the impact of China’s industrial growth.”
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

“Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan considers the social upheavals wrought by China’s economic miracle.”
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Best Documentary, Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, 2010

PG | 85 minutes

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