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Fan, Lixin

Works: 4 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 1,042 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Film editor
Classifications: HD5856.C6 G85 2010, 331.127951
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Publications about Lixin Fan
Publications by Lixin Fan
Most widely held works by Lixin Fan
Last train home Gui tu lie che ( visu )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,029 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
Gui tu lie che Last train home ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Every year in China the same dramatic ritual takes place: In the factory towns of the south, millions of migrant factory workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhangs have lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back home. This year, the tenous family model has broken and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter, so that she can return to school and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory
China on film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Zeitgeist Films presents six award-winning documentaries and feature films that examine the human side of China's rapidly changing social, economic and political landscape in the 21st century
Last train home by Lixin Fan( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Chinese (17)
English (6)
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