An analysis of the film the last train home by lixin fan

It is said in the film that there are over one-hundred thirty million migrant workers, these workers are only given one chance, every New Year, to head back to their provinces to visit theirs families. She was even very vocal about it—telling the audience that she dislikes it whenever her parents are around, that they always just end up in an argument.

There is contrast seen on how the parents and the children approach their relationship as a family which resulted from the absence of parental nurturing from the parents to the children. Only they left without realizing the consequence of how might working away from their family affect the upbringing and behavior of their children towards them.

This stresses the fact that overpopulation has been an ongoing issue in China. Population continued to increase since then.

They are aliens to the concept of family, they are very unfamiliar to it. The migrant workers according to Fan have to bear family separation, to work very long hours in poor conditions, and to get paid so little.

The film focuses on a family whose parents among many other Chinese families are migrant workers in the city.

Our main character is the Zhang family, both parents, Changhua, the father along with Suqin, the mother works in a factory in the city sewing garments. Fan started from humble beginnings, born and raised in China, he started out as a journalist at CCTV, a national broadcasting company in China.

China is very profit-oriented, she does not ask much; cheap labor is what attracts foreign investors. More foreign investors, more work for these internal migrants, more profit for these Chinese.

Mother, she lost her job. His parents were really happy. Although in my opinion, there were times when Fan committed the fallacy of Loaded Question.

A Loaded Question entailed that the question asked contains an unfair or questionable assumption Bassham, et al,Loaded Question. The government assumes that citizens of the farmlands can fend and provide for themselves because of their natural resourceful environment while people from the cities with their industrialized environment cannot.

The little brother is now 16 years old. To Fan, this enabled the characters help build the story for the target audience, which also helped the documentary to keep moving.

Working over several years, director Lixin Fan travelled with one couple who has embarked on these annual treks for almost two decades. Because of the Hukou System that leaves rural residents to fend for themselves, Chen and Zhang were forced to leave the farmlands in Sichuan to work in a factory in Guangzhou.

And that is why most families like the Zhangs decided that it would be best if they work outside their province. The parents are trying very hard to adapt such unchartered concept that it does not come naturally, so forced, that in return the children are pushing them away further.

Fan would of course steer to what he wants, that in some way I believe, sensationalizes the issue at hand all the more.

He believes that they are denied what they deserve compared to the amount of their contribution for the economy. Although the daughter did "succeed" in finding her own independence in the city. She eventually leaves school, against the wishes of her parents, to work in the city.

While their father, Changhua, was left in the city to further support their family.

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The girl, she quit that job at the bar and went to find a new job. New York, New York: I knew she had a job at a hotel as a bartender and she went back to the factory for a small while and she came to study in a vocational school in Beijing last year for a few months, and then she quit again.

He got a few No. Lixin Fan simultaneously showed scenes of the parents and the children in the span of two years by filming the family himself and assigning his crew to film the family in different occasions as well.Aug 31,  · Lixin Fan is a world renowned director who made a name for himself in directing the film “The Last Train Home” which earned many praises and awards, one of which was inthe film won Best Independent Feature Length Award from the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Independent Television Services.

LAST TRAIN HOME is selected in world documentary competition at Sundance Film Festival and won the top prize at RIDM (Montreal) and the Whistler International Film Festival. InLixin worked as associate producer/soundman on the acclaimed feature documentary UP THE YANGTZE, a film about the worldâ s largest.

Last Train Home (simplified Chinese: Lixin Fan was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC radio program "The Current", on Jan 19th, talking about Last Train Home. Release. Last Train Home was released on American screens on September 3, Produced by: Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross.

Lixin Fan, is a Chinese director who filmed the documentary film “Last Train Home”. He got the idea of the film when he met the Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang. He was inspired when they were shooting “Up the Yangtze”. Aug 08,  · Documentary Analysis: Lixin Fan’s “The Last Train Home” Lixin Fan’s documentary “The Last Train Home” emphasizes the effects of China’s overpopulation on a typical Chinese family and how it caused dissolution on the said family by conducting a two year documentary study which involved simultaneously filming the parents and.

Filmmaker Lixin Fan's Last Train Home documents the journey million migrant workers make back to their rural villages every Chinese New Year. But the movie is not only about families traveling.

An analysis of the film the last train home by lixin fan
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