POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Last Train Home
by Lixin Fan

Enemies of the People
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/lasttrainhome/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, September 27 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration. Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart–stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, Last Train Home paints a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development. An EyeSteelFilm production in association with ITVS International. A co–presentation with the Center for Asian American Media. An Official Selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Winner of Best Feature–Length Documentary Award, 2009 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about Last Train Home on Wednesday, September 28 at 1PM ET, the day after the broadcast. The live chat will feature filmmaker Lixin Fan.
Visit the POV website to watch the filmmaker interview, learn more about the largest recurring migrations around the globe, get an update on the Zhang family and to access other special features.
Teachers, access lesson plans and video clips!
To buy the DVD go to www.eyesteelfilm.com/lasttrainhome
To help spread the world about Last Train Home visit, www.pbs.org/pov/lasttrainhome/promote.php

Host a screening and discussion of Last Train Home. Apply online!

Last Train Home will be streaming online September 28, 2011 to October 27, 2011.

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