Most widely held works by Lixin Fan
Last train home [Gui tu lie che ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades.
Last train home ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
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.
中国稅务大词典 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
Le dernier train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
"En Chine, à chaque année le même rituel dramatique se produit. Dans les villes usines du Sud, des millions de travailleurs migratoires se battent pour une place dans des trains bondés de monde. Ils essaient tous de rentrer dans leurs villages pour le Nouvel an chinois. Madame et Monsieur Zhang vivent ainsi depuis une vingtaine d'années. Ils connaissent à peine leurs enfants qui ont été élevés par les grands-parents restés au village. Cette année, la fragile cellule familiale s'est effondrée et les Zhang voyagent avec un autre but en tête : ramener à la maison leur adolescente fugueuse afin qu'elle retourne à l'école et qu'elle n'ait pas à passer le reste de sa vie dans une usine."--Verso du conteneur.
Children of working parents China Cinéma vérité films Clothing workers Dictionaries Documentary films Documentary films Drama Families Feature films Migrant labor Migration, Internal Nonfiction films Parent and child Railroads--Passenger traffic Rural-urban migration Social history Taxation Work and family