SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Documentary Screening: 'Last Train Home' by Lixin Fan


Date: 4 March 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 4 March 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Vernon Square Room: VG06

Type of Event: Film

Documentary: 'Last Train Home' by Lixin Fan
'Every Spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home village for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the world largest human migration- an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural as and industrial future. Chinese canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades.'

The screening will be introduced by Dr. Lu Xiaoning, Department of Languages and Culture of China and Inner Asia, SOAS.

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Dr Tim Pringle (
Dr Alessandra Mezzadri (
Ms Shasha Chen (

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