Understanding the Changing Social Fabric of China: ‘Last Train Home’

Understanding the Changing Social Fabric of China: ‘Last Train Home’

Understanding the Changing Social Fabric of China: ‘Last Train Home’

Last Train Home (归途列车) documents the arduous journey of migrant workers in China struggling to reunite with their children for the New Year holidays (过年). Directed by Lixin Fan and set in the mid-2000s in Guangdong and Sichuan, the documentary captures the emotional and physical turbulence of the largest human migration in the world. It follows the journey of Zhang parents, Changhua and Suqin, who fight to secure seats on a train to their village in Sichuan where their son and daughter, Yang and Qin, live with their grandmother.

Connecting Epidemics in China: Reviewing Documentary ‘The Blood of Yingzhou District’ in the backdrop of Zero-COVID

Connecting Epidemics in China: Reviewing Documentary ‘The Blood of Yingzhou District’ in the backdrop of Zero-COVID

The Blood of Yingzhou District, a short film documentary directed by Ruby Yang, follows the lives of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic which spread despair across rural China. The 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary set in the Yingzhou district of Funyang, Anhui, China, takes us through the struggles, prejudices as well as stigma faced by orphaned children, some of whom have also contracted the infection themselves.