Events for November 2nd, 2010
Directed by Lixin Fan. Canada. 2009. NR. 85 min.
Fri, Oct 29 thru Thu, Nov 4 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Lixin Fan’s compelling documentary portrait of the human sacrifice behind China’s economic miracle, begins with a startling statistic. At Chinese New Year, 130 million migrant workers journey from factories in industrial cities to make their way back to rural villages and towns for an annual visit. It is the world’s largest human migration, unfathomable in scope, engorging trains, buses, and boats to the degree that America’s Thanksgiving commute looks like an easy hop. The jostle and bustle is not the point of Fan’s emotionally involving film, which is to show the enormous gulf between the workers and the families left behind, the collateral damage of industrialization. More»