Join the Department of Culture, Film and Media for a screening of Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing, the first documentary to investigate Tibetan migration to Han cities and gender issues in Tibet.
Featuring a Q&A with director Jocelyn Ford, and chaired by Hongwei Bao, Assistant Professor of Media Studies.
Funded by the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Fund and the Centre for Contemporary East-Asian Studies.
Nowhere to Call Home tells the powerful and heartwarming story of Zanta, a Tibetan woman who moved to Beijing against the wishes of her in-laws so that her young son could get an education. The New York Times, in an article titled “Inspiring Dialogue, Not Dissent, in China,” wrote “The film breaks down the sometimes romantic Shangri-La view that Westerners have of Tibet… and offers a shocking portrait of the outright racism… Tibetans face in Chinese parts of the country.” As the first documentary investigating Tibetan migration to Han cities and gender discrimination in Tibet, Nowhere to Call Home has been garnering an extraordinary track record of acclaim from both Tibetans and Han Chinese in the PRC.
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