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"Nowhere to Call Home" Screening and Discussion

"Nowhere to Call Home" Screening and Discussion
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Miss Nowhere to Call Home last week at MoMA?

By popular demand, we will be screening the film at Trace Foundation. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director, Jocelyn Ford. 

Widowed at twenty-eight, Tibetan farmer Zanta defies her tyrannical father-in-law and refuses to marry his other son. When Zanta's in-laws won't let her seven-year-old go to school, she flees to Beijing to become a street vendor. Destitute, she inveigles a foreign customer into paying her boy's school fees. On a holiday trip back to her village, Zanta's in-laws take her son hostage, drawing the unwitting American into the violent family feud. The two women forge a partnership in a bid to out-maneuver the in-laws. A "deeply moving” and “ethically challenging" story (Jonathan Watts, the Guardian), <em>Nowhere to Call Home</em> provides an intimate and brutally frank view of village family life and the struggles Tibetan migrants face in Beijing.

Year: 2014
Director: Jocelyn Ford
Language: Qiang, English, Chinese
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 77 minutes


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