The Last Train Home – 2009

The film addresses the issue of Chinese migrant workers who move from rural village to the country’s newly developed industrial zones to toil in factories so they can support families who remain at home. The film follows one family for two years, and culminates with their heartwrenching and harrowing efforts to get home to celebrate the new year. The couple waits for a ticket for days, plans confounded by the over demand for seats and a snowstorm that disrupts rail service. They persist, but face incalculable pressures in trying to keep their family together and ensure an education for their children.

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